The first years of a lawyer’s career are some of the toughest. These years aren’t only an important time for honing legal skills, they are also essential for navigating into areas of practice and ultimately a firm or organization that aligns with interests, values, and goals.
It is a rare associate who will land their first job at their forever firm or practice area. It is often a process of learning about what works and doesn’t and taking steps to move the practice to where it needs to be.
My recent article in SLAW offers a list of coaching questions and five caveats to help junior associates with navigating their careers in their initial years of practice. The questions revolve around how you relate to your work and what aligns you with your values. As for the caveats? I discuss stressors, mindset, and some myths about making shifts in your legal career.
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