Data from 126 leading law firms of all sizes
from across the U.S. and Canada are reflected in this year’s report, providing
robust empiric data. This Calendar Year 2020 report marks the 20th update from the NALP Foundation on associate hiring and attrition. The full report (in PDF format) is available
for purchase from the NALP Foundation's online Bookstore.
The annual Update on Associate Attrition series analyzes critical issues for law firm talent planning, including whether associates leave for peer firms, where associates go, why they leave, whether their employers consider their departures "desired" or not, and whether departures were related to performance, economic market conditions, or other factors. The report also compares lateral and entry-level hires, and dissects the data by race and ethnicity, gender identity, and firm size, as well as hiring sources, including OCI programs and diversity fellowship/scholarship programs.