I posted this a few years ago and decided associates who didn’t have a chance to read it then might find it valuable. And, if this is your first year with a law firm, make sure to click on my Practical Lawyer article Forty Important Things I wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was
25 Great Lessons I Learned Practicing Law
As you may know, I passed the bar and began practicing law in 1971. I believe 2008 was the last year I billed any time as a lawyer. So, I had 36 plus years to learn lessons practicing law. In the hope you will not learn what I did the hard way, here are my
15 Things I Would Tell First Year Lawyers This Week
Those fortunate law graduates who have found jobs as first year lawyers in law firms are likely starting this week. It made me think about what I might share with those young and ambitious lawyers.
Here are things I would share during first year orientation:
- Your time and your energy are important resources, plan and