Today’s law school grads and younger support staff are members of the Millennial generation (ages 18-34).
Many law firms have hired, or are contemplating hiring, members of this generation. They grew up texting, using smart phones and social media. Some have a reputation for lack of professionalism, having a sense of entitlement, being unfocused employees and lacking in work ethic. Our research indicates, however, that they can be excellent employees if they are properly handled.
We would be interested to know what experiences law firms who have hired Millennials have had, and whether they have had to make operational changes to accommodate them.