Generation Y:
Group Holds Different Goals for Law Career

Olivia Clarke
January 2007

Local firms describe Generation Y as wanting many of the things that past generations have wanted, except this generation is more forthcoming with their needs and has different aspirations. Many firms are responding to this generation by changing how they recruit and retain these young people so they do not lose them from the profession.

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