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Don’t mistake technical abilities for future potential

One of the biggest mistakes I find in law firms and young lawyers is that they mistake current high performance for future potential. Superstar technical performers will have to step up into more complex roles if they want to achieve partnership: they’ll have to become business developers and inspiring leaders.  Aspiring candidates should be tested for their abilities and ambitions in these directions—and long before they might be expected to demonstrate them.

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More associates want to make partner

Law societyAccording to a YouGov (UK) survey completed last year, more lawyers (in comparison from 2008 to 2009) want to be promoted to partnership—despite the fact that the chances to make partner have dramatically decreased. (The previous figure was 46%, whereas this most recent survey reports that 56% of young lawyers have the ambition of partnership.)

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