16. Path To Partnership: Start By Knowing Your Firm
This is the second episode of our series on Path to Partnership. Today, we will talk about the starting point when developing any partnership plan, and that is to know your firm.
“[…] Part of the doubts that lawyers face, arise from the fact that law firms have traditionally been a bit private about the processes that they follow when elevating attorneys.”
The starting point in your promotion journey is to make sure you understand your firm’s promotion process in elevating attorneys to partner, including the criteria that they use to evaluate candidates.
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