January 18, 2012 Articles

Employment-Law Tips for Young Lawyers in Supervisory Roles

As young or new lawyers, many of us are faced with being a "boss" for the first time. Even if your practice does not involve employment law, it is important for you to know some basics to avoid liability.

By Lynlee Wells Palmer

As young or new lawyers, many of us are faced with being a “boss” for the first time. Like it or not, the legal assistants and (for new partners or senior associates) associates with whom you work likely perceive you as their supervisor, mentor, or guide, and in many circumstances you will be asked to participate in evaluating their performance. Even if your practice does not involve employment law, it is important for you to know some basic, practical principles to avoid liability.

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