We recently came across a list of tips for new BigLaw associates. It’s a good list and equally good for new lawyers at every level (at least the vast majority are).
The one truism of law school is that it just doesn’t teach you to be a lawyer (and yes, some schools are making more of an effort to teach practical skills, but by and large, this remains true.)
New attorneys need to recognize this and ensure they make the time to learn the business of law. No matter where you end up – solo, smalllaw, or biglaw, you will need to understand this if you expect to have a lasting career.