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Making Partner

Making Partner
Product Code: 5190501
About the Author: Adam Gropper
Publication Date: September 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62722-259-4
Page Count: 86
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Sponsoring Entities: Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Topics: Bar Admissions, Career Development, Law School, Law Students
Format: Book - 5190501
Other Formats: eBook - 5190501EBK
Pricing: $49.95 (Regular)
$39.95 (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section) ABA Members, Log in now to receive this discount!
About the Book

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.
What People Are Saying

"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.

Moreover, Making Partner distills the concept of networking with a plan and importantly, it reveals the ingredients that comprise an effective strategy.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in excelling in a legal career." -GW Law Student

"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." -GW Law Student

"This compact book takes you step-by-step through the journey from pre-law student through law firm partnership dos and don'ts. The author offers the reader advice and scenarios for everything from skills development, strategic networking and job searching, to honing in on practice preference, building your brand and setting yourself apart from the crowd. " -Member of the NALP Communications Advisory Group

"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 attorneys success." -Associate, Reed Smith