“What Young Lawyers Are Getting Wrong”
Young attorneys enter law firms full of ambition and motivation to succeed, but there are a number of major mistakes many of them end up making early on in their careers that can thwart their goals.
Not keeping in touch with people you’ve known throughout the years in order to build a strong network is “without a doubt” a massive mistake, according to Thompson & Knight LLP managing partner Mark Sloan.
“I think attorneys get too focused on getting to the work that’s on their desk,” Sloan said. “You have to keep in mind you want to have a long career, and to ultimately be as successful as you can be, you have to stay in touch with people from law school or other contacts you make in the community, and it takes years for these relationships to pay off.”