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Real Challenges of Working in a Large Law Firm

published May 28, 2012

By CEO and Founder - BCG Attorney Search left
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When trying to understand what it is like to work in a large law firm, I once came across this smart quip: “All you do is work and sleep, and you don't get enough sleep.” If you are a confirmed workaholic, a big law firm is both your heaven and haven – you are where you need to be.
 
Real Challenges of Working in a Large Law Firm

When you work your way up the career ladder, the only thing that changes is the nature of work – you do less grunt work and work more on client management, and may be sometimes you can get home early. The only thing, happily, that one can say has changed over the years is that your job is no more at stake if you fail to make partner. Big law firms, today, are happy to allow “senior associates” to slog on ad infinitum. Previously, if you did not become a partner within the expected timeframe, you were expected to leave.

Having said that, let's consider the actual challenges faced by people while working in a large law firm:

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