5 Tips For Learning To Love Your Job As An Associate

Law360, New York (February 9, 2015, 2:37 PM EST) -- Law firm associates work punishing hours and tackle assignments that can range from the tedious to the highly complex, but making a few conscious efforts in the day-to-day can make all the difference between a miserable existence in the early years of a legal career and a happy one.

Too often there’s a cynical rolling of the eyes when a question like “Are you happy being an associate attorney?” comes up, especially when associates have frequently ranked among the unhappiest employees in America, according to various career surveys.

Here are five things that associates and partners — who, lest we forget,...

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