Law Firms Seek Potential for Professional Development

When law firms are examining candidates for full time associate positions, they generally consider not just whether the attorney will be a good associate, but also whether he or she is likely to be a good partner.  As a partner, you will need the ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to attract new business.  To become a more attractive candidate, consider how you can improve your professional development skills and how you can demonstrate them to hiring firms.  Proper social and office etiquette is a strong start, but you should also demonstrate mature judgment and an understanding of the business of law firms.  If you are uncertain how law firms operate in that regard, schedule an appointment with a career counselor to learn more.