3rdYrLitigator wrote:Renzo wrote:Tips for being a successful SA?
Generic stuff, always make sure you understand your assignment, how long you're expected to take, when it's needed, and what format it should be in. You'd be surprised how often summers (and junior associates) don't do this and miss something.
Also, even if the requesting partner/attorney asks for something fairly informal, make sure you keep track of your research trail, all the cases you reviewed, and put it in a decent format.
Is your firm an open-market type, or a more formal assignment system for noobs? Any advice on making contacts to get work as a SA/first year?