Did you read a November, 2011 New York Times article: What They Don’t Teach Law Students: Lawyering? It referenced an American Lawyer survey finding that 47% of clients surveyed did not want first or second year associates working on their matters. It also identified what clients are saying to firms:

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In 1996, I met a potential client that was a joint venture of three large companies. I knew one company client representative and I was meeting the other two for the first time. It was interesting. Within five minutes, I knew I would not enjoy working with the one company representative and immediately “connected” with