Advice For New Law Firm Associates: Don’t Stay on Auto-Pilot

If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going, You Will Probably End Up Somewhere Else

By Carol Kanarek
Learning to drive with purpose.

Learning to drive with purpose.

Congratulations!  You have already arrived at a destination that few new lawyers will ever reach.  The pathway was arduous, but the GPS provided clear instructions:  excel in high school and college; get the best possible score on the LSAT; don’t take your eyes off the road during law school (especially during the first year); keep your hands on the steering wheel during the interview process; and get yourself admitted to the Bar. And now you are an associate in a law firm.

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