LAW FIRMS

Idle associates flood public interest groups

, The National Law Journal

Law firms are sending their associates to public interest law jobs in droves because they don't have enough work to keep them busy. The pro bono legal help is welcome, given that many public interest groups are chronically underfunded and that the demand for low-cost and free legal services is exploding due to the economy. But the exodus of law firm associates is happening a little too quickly for comfort, and organizations are scrambling to figure out how to make the process efficient instead of overwhelming.

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