A few months back we reported on the EEOC's attack on legal giant Sidley Austin. The EEOC claims that Sidley's mandatory age 65 retirement policy unlawfully discriminates on the basis of age. The issue continues to percolate in legal circles, as this article from Law.com shows.
All professional practices with a mandatory retirement policy need to keep an eye on this.
For forward thinking lawyers the case may present an opportunity. If the mandatory retirement policy is upheld, there may be some top-notch legal talent looking for places to continue their practices into their 70's. Many small and mid-size firms would welcome them with open arms.