On Stephen Engle's first day at a law firm, he took on an eminent domain case. Ten months later, he was the go-to associate for eminent domain -- a path he wouldn't have chosen. Now Engle is a recruiter on a mission to ensure what happened to him doesn't happen to other new recruits. "How a law firm assigns work to associates can have a profound effect on associate satisfaction and even on the direction that an associate's career takes," says Engle, who cites three systems firms use to make assignments.
How New Lawyers Can Choose Assignments Wisely
November 15, 2007
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