Experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own. In my short time practicing law, I have had the opportunity to learn from many brilliant people, some lawyers, some not. Although only some small amount of experience has come my way, I have certainly learned one thing: There is much to learn from others. Doing so allows us to inherit wisdom and knowledge without the hard lessons of trial and error or by making costly mistakes (though those are almost impossible to avoid). Below are a few of the lessons I have learned, through the example of others.
The Reliable Associate (On-Demand CLE)
Don't we all wish that we had today's knowledge about life and people when we were in high school? We would have navigated our way through those years in a very different manner. If you just graduated law school and are starting your new career as an associate, what are the things that would be obvious to you in two or three years that you would like to know now to become a reliable associate your first year of practicing law?