Look Before You Leap to BigLaw


Reprinted and/or posted with the permission of Daily Journal Corp. (2009)

Part Two of a two part article.

Law students and associates,and often junior partners, are often asked what exactly is it that they do in a BigLaw firm? Why is it so stressful and difficult? Is it review documents? Draft instruments? Take depositions? Negotiate deals? What is so hard and unique about that? Why is it worth so much money? Why do so many smart people try so hard for so long, and yet so few actually make it and stay partners in these firms?

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