The Truth About Millennials and Building Collaborative Practices

millennials“Are you tired of people complaining about millennials?” That question was met with a hearty, “Yes!” at the recent National Association for Law Placement Inc. (NALP) Diversity and Inclusion Summit. The presenter, an expert on generational trends, echoed what our table had discussed only moments earlier: We were sick and tired of attending generational presentations where the speakers complained about millennials.

The current generational debate usually pits baby boomers (my parents’ generation, born between 1946 and 1964) against millennials (my generation, born between 1981 and 2000). It often portrays boomers and millennials as being so diametrically opposed, so completely opposite, that it seems miraculous that many in these two generations existed in the same household for 18 years.

I am an elder stateswoman of the millennial generation, having been born in 1982. As such, I often find myself in spaces where I am the only millennial in attendance, forced to speak in defense of my generation.

READ MORE  Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Published Monday July 14, 2014  Volume 160, No 137

Michelle Silverthorn

Michelle Silverthorn

Former Diversity & Education Director at Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

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Michelle Silverthorn

Michelle Silverthorn

Former Diversity & Education Director at Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

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