The New Associate's Survival Guide

Law360, New York (April 18, 2016, 3:43 PM EDT) -- Starting a professional career can be a daunting experience for even the most confident law school graduates. Here, attorneys share several ways for newly minted associates to not only survive those first few months and years at their new firms, but also thrive.

Throw Yourself Into Your Practice

Associates need to take ownership of their careers the moment they walk through the doors of their new firms, attorneys say.

That means going the extra mile to learn about the industries they're representing or the laws and regulations that guide their practice areas, said Greenberg Traurig LLP shareholder Michael Aguirre, who helps...

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