According to our survey results most New York lawyers are against mandatory retirement. A whopping eighty seven percent (87%!) of those surveyed both "young" and "older" attorneys (in fact, numerically, more young attorneys were in favor than older -- likely because we appear to have more participation here at the blog from younger attorneys -- so start clicking old fogies!) voted that mandatory retirement is unfair and should be eliminated.
Only twelve percent of those surveyed thought that mandatory retirement was fair and should be compulsory -- and 100% of those in favor of mandatory retirement are all young lawyers. Apparently no older lawyers who participated felt that mandatory retirement was fair. Surprised?
I wonder if the results would be the same if we surveyed folks whether firms' up and out policies are fair? But then again that is like apples and oranges, isn't it? or is it?
What do you think? Maybe we should make that a future survey? In the meantime, click the COMMENTS button and share your opinion.
Oh, and also cast your vote on the new survey: Why does the public prefer to castigate us rather than love us?