What Attorneys May Do To Advance To A More Substantive Role
[00:00:00] Do you have any suggestions for attorneys who are trying to move from document review to a more substantive role?
Yeah, my suggestion is that you just start applying to a lot of different places. So there's nothing wrong with starting out in document review. Lots of people do, but really just explaining to the firm of this is something that you really want to do and started interviewing with firms.
People will hire you. There's a lot of firms out there. There's a lot of work out there. And if they believe that you can do the job and that you'll do it long-term and you want it, then you get hired nothing makes people feel better than advancing people that they'll want to give better experience.
You may have a difficult time in the largest markets where there's a lot of talent competing for the same jobs, but to advance to a more substantive role, you definitely can do that. And people will interview you and just keep in mind where people are getting applicants, they're going to hire the best person that they can.
The best way to get jobs is to be the only applicant. Sometimes applying to smaller markets or applying to places that don't even have openings and just applying and seeing what happens and that sort of thing. So [00:01:00] those are all ways that you can often get a job.