January 13, 2014 Articles

Succeeding in the Firm

Focusing on the day-to-day activities will help ensure success.

By Justin L. Heather

Beginning in a new firm can be daunting. Although law school taught you how to “think like a lawyer” and maybe provided some practicum courses, nothing in law school prepares you for the realities of firm practice. You are no doubt prepared to research and write on a wide range of topics, but how do you get the job done while juggling multiple partner and client demands, keeping track of deadlines, and remembering the client code for the copier? Here is some practical advice on ways in which new lawyers can survive and thrive in a new law firm. While much of this is particularly appropriate for new lawyers, the more seasoned practitioner woulddo well to keep these suggestions in mind as well.

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