Dec 28, 2015
In an article published by Law360 on December 23, 2015, Audra Byrd offered the following advice on what it takes to be a successful associate in a law firm:
“Firm mentoring programs pairing new associates with partners, are extremely beneficial. However, it is also equally critical to seek out more experienced associates for guidance. Strong relationships with more advanced associates create pipelines to a greater variety and volume of work since most associates at that level need help with heavy caseloads. Experienced associates are also more likely to allow you closer involvement in their work, giving you opportunities to participate in depositions, hearings and trials. Most importantly, associate mentors can better relate to the struggles and issues you will face in the first years of practice.”
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