In light of the changing legal landscape, many firms are changing their attitudes about traditional partnership models. They are more open to hiring associates on the non-partner track. Non-partner positions are increasingly attractive to firms who are under pressure from their clients to reduce their billing rates. They are a good option for associates because it allows them to obtain meaningful legal experience with a reputable firm and creates more positions in an already tight legal economy. Some non-partner attorneys might choose to remain in such a position long term, while others might use it as a springboard for securing employment with other firms. If you find a firm hiring for the non-partnership track, don’t just pass it over. Consider whether it might be the right fit for you and discuss it with your Career Counselor.