6 Ways Associates Are Falling Short

Law360, New York (June 1, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT) -- There's no doubt associate life is more competitive than it used to be — so much so that you can no longer get away with having a blind spot or two. And law school definitely didn't teach you what you need to know to smooth out the road to partner.

That includes things like practical and business skills, for example. Some firms, like Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC, have extensive associate training programs, according to Kelli Proia of Lawducate, a lawyer education company, but that's not the norm.

So for most people, associate life is "really...

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