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How To Lateral Without Burning Bridges

At Issue | Fall 2015
By: Jonathan Klein

Decades ago, it was common for attorneys to eagerly enter the workforce and remain with that same first employer for the entirety of their career. Even now, I am sure you can think of at least two partners at your firm who are proudly touted as “lifers.” While being a “lifer” is certainly an admirable feat (and one that I myself aimed for originally), it is by no means the reality for most young attorneys in today’s legal market. What happens when, like me, you become a mid-level associate and realize that the firm where you work is no longer a good fit?

Jonathan Klein discusses the challenges lawyers face when transitioning to a new firm in his article "How To Lateral Without Burning Bridges."

This correspondence should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult a lawyer concerning your own situation and legal questions.
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