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The experiences and retention of New Zealand's junior lawyers

29 June 2016

The report First Steps: The Experiences and Retention of New Zealand's Junior Lawyers provides the profession with valuable insights into the experiences of New Zealand's young lawyers and their views of those experiences.

Cover of the First Steps report

The report provides both statistical data along with extensive commentary from the young lawyers themselves about various aspects of their life in the law – including

  • how well they were prepared for legal practice
  • early challenges in lawyering
  • satisfaction
  • work-life balance
  • pay and progress
  • future plans

The report was produced with the support of The Law Foundation and is available for download.

Last updated on the 29th June 2016