I am writing a white paper on the transition from law school to law firms. The fundamental thesis of the paper is that law school in some ways does not prepare for challenges of working at a law firm; the stress, the code of conduct, the high demands for high quality and quantity output are not
To this end, I need a thorough background research done. The research should cover three aspects:
Stories, studies etc. providing evidence that the transition from law school to law firm is difficult for many (I know this is a fact). In particular, I would like to see some statistics on the staff turnover among young lawyers – and the cost associated with such turnover.
2. Identification of the causes
What are the difficulties that new recruits at law firms are grappling with?
3. Suggestions for solutions
What can be done to alleviate the problem.
Any source can be used such as; Google books, forums, Linkedin groups, blogs, academic papers, studies etc. but the identity of the source (url, title of book, or what the case might be) must always be given.
The material is to be compiled in a word file, having used cut and paste. Since you are merely collecting information your English does not have to be perfect. But your research skills and ability to sift through and find relevant information must be first rate. Although stories and anecdotes are fine to include in the material, there must be some findings from scientific studies as well.
If your work is well done, I will hire you again for similar research tasks (provided your fee is the same as for this project).