How to Get in the Room

Paige M. Willan

As a new attorney—particularly if you are a junior associate at a large or a mid-sized law firm—you may have had the experience of pouring heart and soul into a case or a deal, only to be left sitting in your office when a big client meeting or an important hearing happens. With high client consciousness about legal budgets, it can be hard to justify the cost of having a junior attorney attend such events. Having those opportunities, however, can be critical for a new attorney’s career. To accomplish your goals, you have to be in the room when the big event occurs. But how do you get there? Here are a few tips about procuring an invite.

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