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What Young Lawyers Are Getting Wrong

Aebra Coe
August 6, 2019

Law360 asked Eric Lewis and other law firm leaders about the most common career blunders they see new attorneys make.

[T]he speed bump in many young attorneys' career trajectories can come down to them taking ownership of their careers and work, proactively showing others that they are worthy of taking on more responsibility.

For Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC senior partner Eric Lewis, that means showing up in person for work as often as possible early on so that important learning experiences aren't missed when working remotely.

"I think the key thing for a young lawyer to do is to get involved in their cases and take responsibility in their cases, not just get an assignment by email and send it off by email," Lewis said. "I think you learn to be a lawyer from hanging around, from talking to people, from thinking about: 'How can I move my cases forward day to day?'"

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