This book is for anyone who is serious about making partner. Whether you want to better understand what law firm partners look for in associates or just want to stand out from the competition Making Partner provides you with a clear pathway past the obstacles to your success, even in the most difficult firm cultures. The rest is up to you.This book is also for any law student concerned about getting their first legal job. Making Partner provides practical information and specific advice about how to obtain a position at a top law firm of any size, including AmLaw 100 firms, and how to excel once you are there. The advice is given in the form of a step-by-step explanation of a highly effective and proven method used to secure a top law firm job, and detailed best practices to follow to be a star associate on the fast track to partnership and a successful junior partner. . Here are the detailed information about Making Partner: The Essential Guide to Negotiating the Law School Path and Beyond as your reference.
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A quick, no-nonsense, easy to read manual from the horse's mouth - 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.A quick, no-nonsense, easy to read manual from the horse's mouth By Nick Hooyman This is a great book for any young professional who is trying to climb the corporate ladder. While the information is based on the path of a young lawyer who wants to make partner, it is applicable to any young professional in any corporate setting. Mr. Gropper speaks from experience, as he successfully worked diligently to make partner at a Big Law firm. I took many insightful tips out of this book that I am applying right now. First, Gropper's persistent networking skills that he outlines in his book are contagious. Speaking as someone who has a habit of avoiding the whole network scene, he sheds light on the steps you can take to make it less intimidating and more successful. Second, there's a lot of insight into the life of a law firm associate, his/her chances to outshine the competition, and the importance of selling yourself to the firm from the inside. I really liked the candid advice in the book from current partners at big law firms and the no-nonsense truth what it takes to set yourself apart. I really got a sense that your interview does not end when you get the job
Great practical advice for aspiring attorneys! - 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.Great practical advice for aspiring attorneys! By Student Making Partner is a tremendously useful guide for aspiring lawyers. Making Partner goes the extra mile by methodically walking the reader through each step in an attorney’s career—from prospective student to successful partner—identifying the crucial disciplines at each juncture, and demonstrating the way in which each stage builds on the last.As a current student, that perspective is invaluable because it opened my eyes to the traits employers are seeking in new associates. Beyond displaying the ability to succeed in law school, a strong job candidate also projects the potential to thrive in the long run, bringing benefit to the firm with each new role he or she assumes. Making Partner equipped me with the tools to do just that. By implementing Making Partner’s recommendations for associates during my internships, I have been able to bring value to employers in a way that left lasting impressions and secured excellent references.Moreover, Making Partner distills the concept of networking with a plan—and importantly, it reveals the ingredients that comprise an effective strategy. The framework in Making Partner enabled me to leverage my participation in classes and extracurricular activities to establish meaningful relationships with contacts in my specific field of law.Structurally, the book is well-organized and easy to follow. The principles and practices are clearly and concisely delineated, and every chapter concludes with helpful insights from partners and other relevant decision-makers at each particular stage in a lawyer’s career.I would highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in excelling in a legal career.
A Framework for Legal Success - 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.A Framework for Legal Success By Gordon Yu Should I update a partner about a matter when nothing has changed? What responsibilities should I take on to become “partner material,” and what matters should I avoid? How often should I network with potential business prospects? How long should my list of potential business prospects be? How can a legal recruiter help me compile statistics for my annual performance review?This excellent book answers these questions, and many more, by illustrating the track record an associate should aspire to build before advocating for admission to the partnership.The book is a vision statement of what new associates should accomplish in the long term, punctuated with specific, short-term steps that make those accomplishments more manageable. The book itself is a very manageable 86 pages. Ostensibly written for those interested in careers in big law firms, such as the AmLaw 100, it is just as valuable for young attorneys at government agencies, nonprofits, or hanging their own shingle. Many of the techniques discussed are useful for acquiring more responsibility and encouraging enthusiastic mentors, clients, and other stakeholders to invest in the new attorney’s success.Among the author’s credentials is his prolific writing as the webmaster of LegalJob.com. There, he serves as the Dear Prudence of legal recruiting, dispensing creative and direct answers to real dilemmas submitted by both associates and law students.Similarly, the first three chapters of the book summarize years of advising students on how to get into a big firm. Therefore, the book is appropriate even for those who are just starting to think about attending law school. In fact, that readership stands to gain the most, because the book will shift their primary focus from getting good grades in law school to developing a book of business. Of course, those initial chapters do nothing to detract from the importance of the book’s strategic advice for those associates who, having made the jump from law school, are now eyeing the leap to partner.