Biglaw_Associate_V20 wrote:Let's be clear, though: almost no junior associates are actually drafting briefs. That shit is reserved for more senior attorneys.
If junior biglaw lit associates don't draft briefs, what exactly do they do (aside from doc review)? I realize this is a whole different world, but at my midlaw firm in a TTT market, the hierarchy is:
juniors draft briefs and do day-to-day stuff to keep litigation moving
seniors manage the litigation at a higher level and occasionally take depos/argue motions
partners take major depos, argue major motions and try cases. But mostly bring in business.
Trying to imagine how juniors could have a more marginal role than this.