What follows is a tool to help associates who are ready to think more critically about their law-firm experience. While no test can substitute for speaking with an experienced professional, this audit will get you on your way in isolating which issues merit further exploration.
By starting down this path of self-assessment, you can begin to take more control over your destiny and ultimately build a more satisfying career.
This tool takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You will have the option of having the results sent to you by e-mail.
*for questions or comments about this tool, please contact Stephen Seckler who manages the Boston office of BCG Attorney Search.
The 29 statements below are intended to help you evaluate your current law firm position. For each statement, circle the number that best corresponds to your feelings about the firm where you work. On this scale, 1 means "strongly disagree" and 10 means "strongly agree"
There is some overlap in these questions, but overall they should help you get a better sense of whether you are at the right firm. Your answers will help focus on what is working well in your current situation and what needs improvement.
To Get Started: Click on the appropriate numbers.
1. I am satisfied with the overall level of professionalism demonstrated by partners and associates at my firm.
2. I receive the support I need from junior associates, paralegals and support staff to get my work done in a timely fashion.