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Survival for 5 years at BigLaw without attracting clients?

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:34 pm
by Scallywaggums
Assuming solid performance otherwise, would failure to bring in clients get you the boot?

Re: Survival for 5 years at BigLaw without attracting clients?

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:49 pm
by thesealocust
edit: n/m

Re: Survival for 5 years at BigLaw without attracting clients?

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:52 pm
by MrKappus
Most definitely not. As a senior associate, you likely will not have been in the position to bring in new clients. You can develop your personal/professional networks to create opportunities, but the inability to bring in new business is not a strike against you at that level. Just IMO.

Re: Survival for 5 years at BigLaw without attracting clients?

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:01 pm
by nealric
Very few associates have clients unless they are on the cusp of partnership.

Re: Survival for 5 years at BigLaw without attracting clients?

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:07 pm
by Scallywaggums
Thanks, folks. Pretty clear consensus on the answer.