Past, Present and Future: Survival Stories of Lawyers

, Texas Lawyer

These are grim times for law students and associates, with Texas firms laying off lawyers, cutting summer associate programs and deferring start dates for incoming first-year associates due to a troubled economy. In 1991, Paul Comeaux (pictured) accepted a $21,000 offer to delay his start date as a first-year associate, but he says he probably wouldn't do the same today.

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