Proceed with Caution

Proceed with Caution : A Diary of the First Year at One of America's Largest, Most Prestigious Law Firms

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In this title, the author takes you behind the scenes of a large firm, to show you what it is really like to be a junior associate. After graduating from law school, William Keates took a job at a blue-chip New York law firm and started keeping a diary where he wrote down his day-to-day life at the firm. This book excerpts his diary from his first day at the firm to the day he quit. It also intersperses diary entries with useful information about what new lawyers at the country's largest firms do on a daily basis.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 162 pages
  • 154.9 x 218.4 x 20.3mm | 385.56g
  • Gilbert
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • 0159001811
  • 9780159001813

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Prestige. Famous clients. High-profile cases. Not to mention a starting salary approaching six figures. It's not hard to figure out why so many law students dream of getting jobs at huge law firms. But when you strip away the glamour, what is it like to live that "dream"? In Proceed With Caution, the author takes you behind the scenes, to show you what it's really like to be a junior associate at a huge law firm. After graduating from an Ivy League law school, he took a job as an associate with one of the country's blue-chip law firms. He also did something not many people do. He kept a diary where he spilled out his day-to-day life at the firm in graphic detail. Proceed With Caution excerpts the diary, from his first day at the firm to the day he quit. From the splashy benefits, to the nitty-gritty on the work junior associates do, to the grind of long and unpredictable hours, to the stress that eventually made him leave the firm - he takes you behind the scenes to show you the reality of living the life many people dream about.
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