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The autumn season is an exciting time at most firms, as the incoming class of first-year associates joins the ranks. Eager to start their careers, they are soon faced with the fact that their senior counterparts know all too well: the practice of law is no easy business. A young attorney may find him or herself not only fighting against his or her adversaries, but some days, just about everyone involved in the case. Creative adverse experts, cantankerous court clerks, resistant clients … the list goes on and on. And that’s all before lunch, which the young attorney happens to sadly eat alone at his or her desk every day.

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