Frank Ready: Law Firms Still Attract E-Discovery Professionals—But Can They Hold Onto Them?

Extract from Frank Ready’s article “Law Firms Still Attract E-Discovery Professionals—But Can They Hold Onto Them?”

E-discovery is good work if you can find it—and it would seem that many recent law school graduates might intend to do just that at law firms. But whether they, or even the more experienced e-discovery practitioners on the job market, intend to stay in that type of an environment long-term is far less certain.

Kenneth Rashbaum, an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University and a partner at Barton, affirmed that students are primarily targeting law firms as their primary employment destination. He noted that many of these students are leaving law school with a substantial amount of debt and firms tend to offer better money. Still, there are no guarantees.

“We’re in a COVID recession now. Law firm hiring is probably going to take a hit. Law firms are going to get much more selective than they have in the past,” Rashbaum said.

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