ABA Panel Examines Potential Changes to Legal Profession Amid Millennial Ascendance - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 4, 2019
A recent American Bar Association Techshow panel examined challenges and changes the legal community will face as millennials take on a greater role in the profession. The ABA Journal reports that in 10 years, 75 percent of law firm staff will be millennials, the oldest now turning 38 and the youngest 22. Millennial attorneys have more student loan debt than previous generations, and are more racially and economically diverse. Due to these differences, firms were encouraged by panelists to be transparent with millennial lawyers about pay scale and growth opportunities.