Understanding Generation Z Lawyers and Legal Interns

The youngest Millennials have been practicing law for about five years now. Some may even be on their way to making partner or serving in leadership roles in-house. Known as the generation born between 1981 and 1995, Millennials now make up more than a third of the U.S. workforce according to a Pew Research Center survey report. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 21.5 percent of lawyers in the U.S are Millennials.

Nurturing Millennial Lawyers

By now, most “seasoned” managers and senior partners understand how to nurture and support Millennial lawyers to do well in practice. Most have embraced the cultural shifts of the workforce unfavorably known to expect rewards and feedback on their work product.

But are the more seasoned attorneys ready for the next generation of lawyers- Generation Z? Although most Gen Z-ers are not yet practicing law, they may be serving as summer associates or legal interns in just a few weeks. Generation Z are those people born after 1995. This year, they will have turned 21. In just a few years, they will soon be handling legal matters and serving clients.

What do managing partners and senior attorneys need to know about Generation Z to onboard them onto your legal team? How is Generation Z different from Millennials? Read the infographic below to get you prepared for this summer’s legal interns.

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