What To Do If Your Partnership Plans Fall Apart

Law360, Grand Rapids (October 24, 2016, 3:27 PM EDT) -- Associates often begin their careers brimming with hope, dreaming of making partner and then, a few years later, they're hit with the hard reality that their vision of a corner office isn't going to materialize.

The odds of making partner in BigLaw are slim. Partnership promotion rates at large law firms range anywhere from 16 percent to just 1 percent, according to recent research by legal startup NavForward.

By any measure, the odds are not in favor of BigLaw associates making partner, and they will need a contingency plan.

Here are four alternative career paths for associates for whom BigLaw partnership...

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