Everybody - even lawyers at the best firms - makes mistakes. There, we said it. As a junior associate, you may come to believe that everyone you work with simply glides along in the practice of law without ever making an error. You may never know of their errors, but that does not mean they do not exist.
Many people say that a junior associate gets no credit for doing a good job cite-checking a brief but takes a ton of blame for not doing a good job. Quite correctly, this adage points out that while perfection is often expected, you are not going to be completely infallible. Despite your hard work, your intellect and your best intentions, you are going to make mistakes. Some of these mistakes are trivial and small, while others have a greater potential impact.
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