Harrison discusses why some prestigious attorneys may still struggle despite their wealth and benefits.
Some people may be unhappy due to depression, toxic relationships, or other personal issues.
Seeking help from doctors and finding supportive communities such as family, friends, and religious groups can be helpful.
Attorneys may face challenges in building supportive networks due to the competitive nature of the profession.
A couple of essential things, I think, when you're starting in a new firm is to be very careful about having any criticisms or complaints. Anytime you start a position at a new firm, you are going into a new environment where things will be done differently and where you may need to be used to how things are done at that firm.
So every firm is different. Some firms may have different expectations and wherever you're coming from. So if you came from a smaller firm and are going into a more prominent firm, there may be different expectations. You're going to a smaller firm, and there may also be different expectations.
So I would be cautious about planning about any differences or criticizing or doing anything when you start out and just being very affable and listening to a lot. So you want to listen to things that people are saying, and you want to pick up on the politics. You want to work very hard.
You want to impress people with your work, which means going the extra mile and ensuring that your work is turned in.