May 22, 2014

Ask a Mentor: How Can a Young Associate Become Involved in a Firm's Business-Development Initiatives?

Writing often leads to expertise and speaking opportunities. The key is to identify a topic that would be of interest and is timely. These topics can arise in current cases. If an associate learns of a particularly thorny or unusual issue that his or her firm is dealing with, volunteering to research the issue may present an opportunity to author an article and become a source of knowledge on the topic.

Theodore Baum is a partner at Goldberg Segalla LLP's office in Rochester, New York, and is also a member and former vice chair of the ABA Fidelity & Surety Law Committee.

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