Path to Partnership: A Guide for Junior Associates

Overview

Drawn from the author's many years in training and developing junior associates, this book provides insight into some of the most common problems that can affect the career development of new lawyers, and offers practical advice for navigating the crucial first years. Bennett offers practical guidance on topics from determining whether firm life is the right fit to preparing for partnership. Tips and strategies for honing communication and presentation skills, managing your time, and networking effectively will ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $4.17   
  • New (2) from $12.77   
  • Used (8) from $4.17   
Sending request ...

Overview

Drawn from the author's many years in training and developing junior associates, this book provides insight into some of the most common problems that can affect the career development of new lawyers, and offers practical advice for navigating the crucial first years. Bennett offers practical guidance on topics from determining whether firm life is the right fit to preparing for partnership. Tips and strategies for honing communication and presentation skills, managing your time, and networking effectively will help make the culture work for you and ensure a path to success.

Freshly minted J.D.s may be well prepared for the technical and procedural aspects of practicing law, but the real world of law firm culture is bound to offer some surprises. Drawn from the author's many years in training and developing junior associates, this book provides insight into some of the most common problems that can affect the career development of new lawyers, and offers practical advice for navigating the crucial first years. Bennett offers practical guidance on topics from determining whether firm life is the right fit to preparing for partnership. Tips and strategies for honing communication and presentation skills, managing your time, and networking effectively will help make the culture work for you and ensure a path to success.

Bennett picks up where the formal education process leaves off. Presenting a wide variety of scenarios and situations, he shows how to read the unspoken signals that reflect relationships of power and influence, and how to tap into them. He also advocates a solid grounding in the basics, covering such practical skills as writing memoranda, managing meetings, handling delegation of work, and receiving constructive criticism, while developing a reputation for being dependable, organized, clear-thinking, and enthusiastic. The result is a lively and eminently useful guide that will help you avoid job-killing moves, set and achieve realistic goals, and build a fulfilling legal career.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275981068
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

STEVEN C. BENNETT is a litigation partner in the New York City offices of Jones Day, and a member of the firm's training and recruiting committees. A former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he has taught at Fordham School of Law and the Brooklyn Law School. His column on career development appears regularly in the New York Law Journal.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Getting Started 1
2 Beginning Full-Time Practice 15
3 Practical Skills 41
4 Substantive Skills 71
5 Ethics and Professional Responsibility 81
6 Time Management 95
7 Office Relations 105
8 Criticism and Reviews 133
9 Recruiting/Placement 145
10 Business Development 167
11 Partnership and Beyond 185
Bibliography 193
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)