How likely is it for new associates to be fired within probationary period?

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How likely is it for new associates to be fired within probationary period?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:45 pm

I was admitted in may and started my first associate position last Monday at a mid sized firm (nv,18 associates, 5 partners in this office). The firm has a 3 month probationary period. I'm just wondering how common it is for new attorneys to get fired before a year?


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Re: How likely is it for new associates to be fired within probationary period?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:04 pm

Sorry but this is 100% specific to where you work.

I would be a little nervous that they're calling you probationary. Assuming you're at-will, they can fire you at any time anyway.

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Re: How likely is it for new associates to be fired within probationary period?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:41 pm

As stated above, this is firm specific. Some law firms burn through associates at a high rate because they can due to supply & demand. Check the firm profile to see how long the associates have been employed there.

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Re: How likely is it for new associates to be fired within probationary period?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:50 pm

OP here,

they haven't specifically referred to me as probationary, but during my interview they told me there is a 3 month probationary period. Also, my benefits don't kick in for 3 months.

Most of the associates I've talked to have been there for a year. I was told that it's a "mill."




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