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100 Plus Pointers for the New Partner

100 Plus Pointers for the New Partner
Product Code: 2050204PDF
Author/Editor: Sharon Meit Abrahams Ed.D., Jill Eckert McCall
Publication Date: March 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60442-755-4
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Entities: Young Lawyers Division
Topics: Career Development
Format: PDF - 2050204PDF
Pricing: $19.95 (Regular)
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Transitioning from an associate to a partner is a leap of faith. You need faith in yourself and faith in your firm. 100 Plus Pointers for the New Partner will guide you through the questions, issues and information you should be familiar with as you take on this new role. This easy-to-read electronic publication includes such tips as understanding your firm's governance, structure and economics, personal strategies for business and client development, and the skills and knowledge needed to step up into a leadership position. When you receive the long awaited call, reach for this publication so you know what to do next.

What others are saying about the book ...

"As a new partner who just completed the partnership interview process, these Pointers read like a checklist of items I was expected to understand and discuss with our firm's partnership selection committee. Too often new partners view an invitation to join the firm's partnership as a reward for past successes. Not so. You may have been an excellent associate, but making partner is largely an acknowledgment that the firm believes you will be a valuable part of its future business plan. To show your firm you are ready and able to live up to that expectation you must understand your firm's business and how to navigate the practice management aspect of your career. These pointers are a great blueprint for developing a strategy for earning a place in your firm's partnership ranks, and for becoming a successful partner in any firm environment. "

--- Kendyl Hanks, Haynes and Boone LLP, New York, NY, New Partner, Class of 2010

"Whether you've only recently been made partner or you're on the cusp of being made partner, these tips provide a handy guide to help bring a wide range of items into focus - especially those items that you may never have considered in the past because you thought the day-to-day management of the firm was for someone else to worry about."

--- Tom Williams, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, Chicago, IL, New Partner, Class of 2009

"These pointers should be mandatory reading not only for new partners, but also for those hoping to make partner in the next year or two. Abrahams' advice helps demystify partnership, breaking down relevant considerations into short, easily digestible pointers that will benefit all new or soon-to-be-new partners."

--- Lynlee Wells Palmer, Johnston, Barton, Proctor & Rose LLP, Birmingham, AL, New Partner, Class of 2008

"I spent two years as a partner not knowing what "WIP" was ... Sharon's tips and pointers answer this and many of the other basic questions about your responsibilities, role and, most importantly, the business of being a new partner that you may be too embarrassed to ask!"

--- Matt Reinhard, Miller & Chevalier, Washington, DC, New Partner, Class of 2008

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