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BigLaw And Millennials: Peas In A Pod

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us.

I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us – only better. Millennials represent the hopes and dreams of the generation that came before them. We made them, hence we should already understand them.

Yes, the Baby Boomers (and those just a bit younger) raised millennials in the same way that BigLaw – the world’s biggest and most successful law firms – trains its young lawyers. Like parents, partners teach associates best practices. They are models for what works and what doesn’t. BigLaw creates environments, activities, and committees geared toward pleasing its associates. In more ways than one, partners praise associates, in particular for their adept use of various technologies. In fact, …