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Sunday, October 1, 2017

How Long Does It Take To Become A Good Lawyer? Five Years?

ABA Journal (2014)ABA Journal, How Long Did It Take For You to Feel Like You Were a Good Lawyer?:

At the Law21 Blog this month, legal market analyst Jordan Furlong asked LinkedIn followers who started their careers as law firm associates how many years of practice it took them to feel like “a reasonably competent and confident lawyer.” The median answer? Five years.

“What those results also affirmed for me was a strong suspicion I’ve harbored for years now—that expecting new law firm associates to perform billable work is kind of ludicrous,” Furlong wrote.

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