Ways of Thinking that May Hurt You as an Attorney
[00:00:00] So I think hours, call it work. Allegiances, business people in my corner. Most times, to get an advancement high in a law firm, you need to have sponsors. So you need to get people in your corner.
You need to do the best work you can to all these things, but saying, I should be a certain type of person. I should be treated a certain way because of things that people hate for, like family social class work, where I worked for or where I went to law school.
I'm not even going to get into the other stuff you're talking about. I don't want to go there.
If you think along those terms then you're going to do much better in the long ramp not long run, just concentrating on that.
If you do these things well then none of this stuff matters. The problem is too many people, especially young attorneys. All these questions I get every week. I'm at a V10 law school or I'm in a top 14 law school and all that stuff is good.
But when it comes down to it, these are the things that law firms care about. And also people like me. Potential commitment and, all that sort of stuff. These are the [00:01:00] things they care about. They don't necessarily care about that.
Law school performance doesn't benefit the law firm. Think about all that stuff and try not to paint yourself into the wrong corner. People that do not think things through, end up getting into a lot of trouble compared to those that think differently.