The Road from Associate to Partner— Rainmaking, Rainmaking, Rainmaking

Vol. 16 No. 9

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cole A. Williams is a partner at Hileman & Williams in Bethesda, MD. You can follow her on Twitter @nwilliams23.

There are many different types of lawyers from government attorneys to prosecutors. Yet, many law students and young lawyers aspire to work in private practice and hopefully, achieve partner at a firm. The road to partner is based on hard work, thousands of billable hours, and the ability to show that you have what it takes to bring in new business. Law school does a great job of teaching legal theory and writing, and courses like trial advocacy and clinics allow law students to gain practical courtroom experience. However, most law schools do not teach Rainmaking 101.

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