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What I Learned In My 1st Year: Read The Whole Thing

Law360, New York (January 11, 2018, 10:29 AM EST) -- This article is part of a continuing series featuring attorneys' true-life tales from the earliest days of their legal careers.

Here, James Beck of Reed Smith LLP describes a key moment in his first year as an associate — an experience from which he gained a deeper understanding of the foundations of good legal research, and of the construction of truly effective legal arguments.

Way back in 1982, my first year out of law school, computerized research was still largely the wave of the future. I...
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