April 16, 2018 Articles

Tips for Young Lawyers: Mass Torts Offering Opportunities to Rise to the Occasion

By Taryn W. Harper

It is easy for young lawyers to get in the habit of taking a backseat when staffed on a mass tort team. You take on a project when it is assigned to you, keep your head down until it is finished, and maintain a relatively safe and comfortable distance from the major decision making entrusted to your more senior counterparts. And there is not necessarily anything wrong with that—after all, you are helping as needed and getting in your billable hours—but you may be missing out on valuable opportunities.

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