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The Legal Intelligencer – Let’s Get Down to the ‘Business’ of Law and the Role of Nonlawyers: Jessica Mazzeo

If we traveled back in time to a law office of the 1950s, what we would likely find is a small, smoke-filled office with one or two male lawyers and a female assistant at a typewriter. This image tells us a lot about being a lawyer back then (including the fact that diversity of any kind barely existed in the profession at that point). In that era of the legal industry, it was extremely uncommon to have large firms exist, aside from a rare few, like mega giant Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

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