Top 20 Things Every Lawyer Should Know

Don’t:

  • Try to impress with your legal skills/talent/knowledge. Compared to her, you don’t have any—you know it, the partner knows it.

 

  • Monopolize the conversation.

 

  • Talk smack about other attorneys and staff at the firm, attorneys at other firms, or other firms in general.

 

  • Mention your LSAT score, or the huge number of hours you billed last month.

 

  • Make a comment about a firm social function that includes the phrase “free drinks.”
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