I'm a Coxswain in a Boatful of Nuds

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QI’m a fifth year associate at a large firm and suddenly dealing with the new summer associates. It’s not like prior summers, where I’d mingle, have lunch, show them some insider tricks. This summer I’ve been put in charge of a group of five associates, making sure they are shuttled through all the processes and get a better understanding of …

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I Lost my Partner Mentor

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QI work in the litigation department of a large law firm.  As in all large firms, the partners are aggressive and don’t have time to answer questions from junior associates.  The partnership track is a very long-term commitment and is extremely competitive.  Since summering at the firm, I relied upon one senior associate (who had became a junior partner) to …

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