This book provides guidance on how mid-level associates in large firms can successfully make the transition from junior associate—by “stepping up” their performance to meet the increasing expectations that partners have of associates with several years of experience. The book focuses on associates in their third to sixth years of practice—the time period in which law firms are most likely to lose the talent in whom they’ve invested so much.
Chapters are written by various legal professionals, including law firm chiefs, in-house counsel and senior associates, who share their experiences and perspectives, along with clear examples, of what is expected of mid-level associates. Most of the chapters focus on discrete areas that can be stumbling blocks for associates after their first few years of practice.
This broad-ranging book addresses skills development, as well as issues related to self-care and career development, including: