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What are some of the ways that you became a successful attorney?
If you could only tell them one thing, what one thing do you feel is most important for recent law school graduates to know about that would help them be successful attorneys? If "successful" means making a lot of money, then the one thing they need to know is that private law practice (as opposed to government or in-house work) is essentially a commissioned sales job that requires constant attention to marketing. Constant attention. If "successful" means skilled and recognized by one's peers as the go-to person in a particular subject matter, than the one thing they need to know is that it takes dedicated study and work and a constant desire to learn new things about their chosen practice area. The way to achieve both definitions of "successful" is to choose a practice area that you love. I love intellectual property law and Internet law-I love to write about them and talk about them and market them and think about them and practice them each and every day. I am very lucky in that regard because I think I have thus found a way to harmonize the two definitions.