Training gaps. They’ve been one of law firm leaders’ biggest concerns in 2023, exacerbated by remote work and sky-high demand in recent years’ past. But even as attorneys are ushered back to the office and demand slows, law firm recruiters and talent professionals report little has been done to patch the holes in young lawyers’ education.
“When there is a lull in workflow … what a great time for firms to address where there may have been holes in the training process because of COVID,” said Major, Lindsey & Africa legal recruiter Kate Reder Sheikh. “But I haven’t seen anything that’s felt like a real panacea.”