A spectre is haunting law firms — the spectre of #NewLaw.
There are three things every law firm associate hates: long hours, working on weekends, and their boss. Oh, you think your junior does not hate you? Oh, ok.
Here is the low-down on the traditional law firm:
1) Partners who own the firm make money by selling associates’ labour.
2) Partners sell associates’ labour by billing clients by the hour.
3) Partners pay associates’ fixed salaries regardless of overtime (but they do, sometimes, pay bonuses).
4) At least in Ontario, Canada, statutory employment standards with respect to hours, . . . [more]