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The True Measure of an Associate: Helping Others in Need

, The Legal Intelligencer

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When dealing with long hours, billable hour requirements, phase and task codes (the worst), looming deadlines and interesting personalities, it is sometimes hard to remember that we in the private sector are extremely fortunate. As private practice associates, we are conditioned to work hard and focus on firm clients to ensure the firm remains ­profitable and successful. Despite these marching orders, we must not forget that as lawyers, we have an inherent obligation—now more than ever—to protect and help those who cannot on their own, to provide quality representation to those less fortunate, and simply, to do good.

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