Making partner is like a shot of adrenaline. The pressure to land clients raises the stakes, and a share of the firm’s profits offers a chance at a significant pay bump. Getting there, however, has never been harder. Ambitious associates are staring down a sluggish economy. And for racialized lawyers or those at smaller firms, it can be even trickier. But some lawyers have made it, despite the odds. Below are three in-depth playbooks for making partner, based on the success stories of those who’ve ascended the ranks in the modern legal profession.
- How to make partner in weak market
- How to make partner as a racialized lawyer
- How to make partner at a small firm
This story is from our Spring 2016 issue.