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:

1. Your time and your energy are important resources, plan and use them wisely.

2. Each year have a plan that includes what you want to learn to become a better lawyer.

3. Don't be so intensely focused on your billable hours that you do not build your profile and build relationships.

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