A new job is scary for anyone. A new job as an attorney is scary times two: the challenges are both substantive (as in actually knowing the law), as well as procedural (as in knowing how to act like an attorney). In this professional transition, many, many new law firm associates fall by the wayside. (In fact, a majority do not make it past the many career hurdles.)
This book is a guide to keep the new attorney on track. It includes advice for the new law firm associate, written by a partner at Foley & Lardner, a well-regarded law firm. Written in a first- and second-person tense and filled with no-nonsense guidance from someone actually in the mentorship role in a real-world law firm, this professional guidebook is unique among the titles available to the new attorney.
About the Author
The author is a partner at Foley & Lardner, LLP, where he practices law in financing transactions, energy projects (including wind energy and hydroelectric facilities), and international business. Born in Oslo, Norway, the author is a graduate of Yale Law School. The author is responsible for training of new associates at Foley & Lardner, LLP, and his mentorships were adapted for a broader audience in this book.