Just how valuable are midlevel associates? Are biglaw firms that starved?

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- typically have all the necessary skills to drive matters
- lower billing rates than senior people who would otherwise drive matters
- still junior enough to be molded and learn per firm goals
- tend to be more willing to work long hours still (smaller families, usually live closer to office, willing to sacrifice etc)

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Extremely valuable. Best mix of experience and reasonable (relatively) salary/bonus/rates.

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A4 if you’re in transactions I’d agree. Litigation hard disagree. Just lacking experience.

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Recruiters constantly say a lot of things. DM me if you want someone that will give you honest answers to whatever you need. The guy literally told me to decline his offer in favor of an offer not through him- literally walked away from the commission.

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Depends on the firm/practice group. Some groups are offering massive fees to agencies for mid levels

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They (along with senior associates) are the NCOs of law firms. Nothing would happen without them.

A rising 3rd year and I don’t think I have “the necessary skills to drive the matter”… alas

Give it a year

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It depends on the practice area and your skillset.

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