What Associates Need to Do to Stand Out

January 14, 2015

Serena Hallowell offers insight on how associates can stand out

According to partner Serena Hallowell, associate attorneys aspiring to rise in their law firm ranks should consider taking the time to ensure they are regarded associates who deliver on more than one front.

“Working hard is only one part of the equation,” she added. “ I want to work with and elevate smart, confident associates who demonstrate good judgment, strategic thinking, and an ability to work with and manage others. So you want to seek out and request opportunities that will allow you to demonstrate those qualities if you possess them. Ask to take a deposition. Start taking charge of the weekly meeting. Lead where you can, and do it well.”