6 Traps To Avoid During Your First Few Years Of Law

By Aebra Coe (October 20, 2016, 11:45 AM EDT) -- First-year BigLaw associates leave law school brimming with confidence and a shiny new degree, but experts say many are unaware of the pitfalls that lurk ahead as they navigate their fledgling career paths.

One misstep as a junior associate can damage a lawyer's reputation, create friction with firm partners or lead to other career disasters. And attorneys say the skills that allowed them to succeed in school may not be sufficient to prevent a major misstep during their first few years practicing.

"Very bright and successful men and women leave law schools and enter law firms every year. And every year,...

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