NEW YORK (December 2013) Results of EOLIS’ survey of senior partners (over the age of 60) at New York law firms indicates a large scale schism with law firm management over the time table for compulsory retirement of partners. One of the harshest criticisms leveled at law firms in their responses is firm failures to provide transition service’s funding and/or in-house programs to assist these lawyers in exit strategies that will allow them to pursue new adventures (productively). A follow-up survey is in progress. It solicits a senior lawyer’s top frustrations in looking for new positions with a view toward making a major report on recommendations to law firm clients. If you are a lawyer over 60 in an Am Law 200 law firm or a specialist in mid-size boutique, we are eager to obtain your views. Your comments will be maintained confidentially and included in our January report. Please contact A. Minster to provide information for this important survey, if you have not been contacted, already, by our office.
TRUTHS AND CONSEQUENCES OF COMPULSORY PARTNER RETIREMENT