What New Associates Need To Do To Launch A Great Career

Law360, New York (May 1, 2015, 6:52 PM EDT) -- As a new associate, you're new to your firm and your profession. You can barely remember where the bathroom is, and yet you know you need to focus on the endgame: Becoming a great lawyer and impressing the partners. Here, veteran attorneys give advice to new associates.

Peter Altieri, Epstein Becker Green

"Associates should avoid, what I call, the 'piece work' syndrome. You don't want to be given a piece of work, do just that assignment and then just hand it in. Interact throughout the process with the assigning attorney. To effectively do the assignment, you need to understand the context....

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