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An Associate's First Year: A Guide to Thriving at a Law Firm

Author(s): Jennifer L. Bluestein
Practice Area: Professional Skills
Published: Nov 2018
ISBN: 9781402432712
PLI Item #: 256411
There is more to thriving as a new law firm associate than doing great legal work. Associates must also demonstrate commitment to law firm values; capably manage up and down within their firm; successfully interact with people of different generations, cultures, and backgrounds; champion diversity and inclusion; work smartly and efficiently; contribute to innovation within their firms; manage their workloads; continually learn about their clients’ businesses; and so much more.

An Associate’s First Year: A Guide to Thriving at a Law Firm, edited by Jennifer L. Bluestein and written by more than a dozen experts—including partners, professional development directors, law firm associates, and other legal industry professionals—provides guidance on:

  • The expectations of a first year attorney
  • Starting off right in the first six months
  • Time management
  • Practicing in a global environment
  • Creating “positive visibility” for yourself
  • The importance of pro bono work early in your career
  • Embracing technology and innovation in legal practice
  • Presenting work to senior attorneys
  • Working with secretaries, paralegals, and other staff
  • Establishing yourself as a leader within the firm
  • Receiving and responding to performance feedback
  • Fostering inclusion in a diverse workplace
  • Self-editing your written work
  • Taking charge of your career
  • Practicing self-care
  • Getting the most out of year-end reviews
  • Knowing when it’s time to leave your firm

Each chapter is full of practical suggestions that can help new associates gain confidence and thrive in the first year of practice at a law firm.

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