Tips for Successfully Launching Your Legal Career
Published in ABA Law Practice Today
By Anthony Grumbach, Director of Professional Development
Launching a career as an entry-level associate is exciting, energizing, and—let’s face it—discombobulating. You’re working with new people and confronting high, often unspoken, expectations. You’re wondering how to translate the common truisms that barrage new associates—“Focus on the important stuff!’ “Act like an owner!” “Project a positive attitude!”—into something that you can actually do at work.
While we haven’t found a complete cure yet for the discombobulation that accompanies the first year of legal practice, you can successfully launch your legal career and sail through even the most turbulent waters by focusing on four key concepts and some simple tips that will allow you to put these concepts into action.