How can I succeed as a new associate?

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bruinfan10

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Re: How can I succeed as a new associate?

Postby bruinfan10 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:07 pm

BigZuck wrote:There's something beautiful about a poster named "v5junior" coming along to drop that nugget. Couldn't have pulled that off better if I had tried.

This thread is awesome

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Re: How can I succeed as a new associate?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks Zuck.

OP here. This will apparently come as a shock, but I don't live in NY / don't want to ever live in NY. So that rules out a fair number of firms.

I really just asked for advice on doing well as an associate, not judgments on which firm I picked. TLS is crazy sometimes.

In all honesty the best advice anyone can give you is: enjoy your last semester. Seriously. Nothing you can do to help your career will be as valuable as taking advantage of maybe the last free time and flexibility you'll have until you retire. Don't worry about the rest.

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Re: How can I succeed as a new associate?

Postby Npret » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:18 am

How did it go for you as a summer associate?

My list:
1. Be insanely organized.
2. Don't miss deadlines.
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3. Ask questions if you aren't sure of an assignment.
4. Don't do sloppy work.
5. Have a positive attitude.
6. Never treat support staff badly.

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Re: How can I succeed as a new associate?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:35 pm

There really isn't much need to succeed.



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