Winston & Strawn’s class of 2009 associates were deferred back in April, and were scheduled to begin mid January of 2010. Now the firm has pushed those start dates back again. The class is being divided into three groups starting at different times. The lucky ones will begin in February, and the rest will either start at the beginning of June or the beginning of October, 2010. Keep in mind that these are lawyers who graduated in June of 2009, some of whom will now have to wait 16 months to begin work.
All of Winston & Strawn’s deferrals began receiving health benefits from the company in September of this year and will draw a stipend until they begin working. The stipend for those deferred past February will be $3300 per month, less deductions for the associate contributions to their health care plan.