This is part five of a five-part article:
New law firm associates most likely belong to the Millennial generation, also called Gen Y. These are lawyers age 33 and younger.
Transformative events that took place during the formative years of Millennials include 9/11, the war on terror, the Oklahoma City bombing, a rash of school shootings, the Great Recession and the first African-American president. They grew up with iPods, laptops and smart phones.
“Millennials were doted on by their protective ‘helicopter’ parents,” said Turner, “who scheduled their every activity and praised them for every little success. They grew up feeling confident, entitled and used to praise. They grew up spending a lot of time with their parents and other adults. They do not see older adults as superiors, but as peers.
”Because they grew up with the Internet, Millennials are used to working anywhere and at