What sets "superstar" associates from the rest? Your ABA, the ABA's Media Relations e-newsletter, has a brief review of the Section of Litigation's podcast episode that tries to answer this question by interviewing twelve partners who were identified as "superstars" when they were associates.Some of the tips:
- Build a great reputation. Good reputations are set early. Recognize that your reputation will follow you your whole career.
- View everyone as a client; anticipate partners’ expectations and deliver on them.
- Treat professional development like a case on a docket. Plan ahead, set goals and recognize how your current activities fit your future plans.
- Have fun with litigation. “People who love what they do are happy to immerse themselves in it,” says Hentoff.