The Ethics of Making Partner

Maria I. Garriga
The path to partnership is not for the faint of heart.

The path to partnership is not for the faint of heart.

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The path to partnership is not for the faint of heart. The leap in your paycheck corresponds to soaring liability. Like associates, a partner must hunt for clients, rack up billable hours, find time to mentor, do pro bono work, and represent the firm to the profession and the community. As a partner, those obligations expand: There is a partnership contract to honor, management and supervisory responsibilities to undertake, and fiduciary duties to the firm.

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