New lawyers, generally, are not charged with building and maintaining the attorney-client relationship. Consequently, they often make the mistake of thinking it’s the senior partner’s job. After all, does a client even care about the associate working for him? Yes — a new lawyer’s relationship with a client can be just as important as the senior partner’s relationship, so a lawyer just starting out should never overlook his role in developing and retaining the attorney-client relationship.

But how can new lawyers facilitate the relationship, considering some have little client contact? First, they must produce good-quality work, which is the foundation for a successful attorney-client relationship.

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