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Law Firms Face New Rules on Retirement


— November 27, 2007

With hordes of attorneys set to assume senior status, achieving a consensus to ditch mandatory retirement policies is just the first step in switching to what many call a fairer system. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis recently did it, as did Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, and others are expected to follow. While these firms say deciding to abandon age-based retirement was relatively painless, implementing a merit-based system for evaluating older attorneys will not be a simple feat for most.

Details here from The National Law Journal via Law.com.


With hordes of attorneys set to assume senior status, achieving a consensus to ditch mandatory retirement policies is just the first step in switching to what many call a fairer system. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis recently did it, as did Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, and others are expected to follow. While these firms say deciding to abandon age-based retirement was relatively painless, implementing a merit-based system for evaluating older attorneys will not be a simple feat for most.

Details here from The National Law Journal via Law.com.

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