Bloomberg Law
April 6, 2022, 8:00 AM

Big Law Attorneys Share Why Mentoring Matters

MP McQueen

Starting as a new associate at a law firm marks the exciting beginning of a dreamed-for legal career. But for many—especially women, minorities, or first-generation attorneys—walking through the door doesn’t mean you know what to do, how to do it, or whom to ask for help.

Mentorships can play a pivotal role in smoothing a career path, and finding a mentor who can offer ongoing guidance and support is key. We asked partners who were once mentored themselves to share how the experience affected their careers.

They said professional guidance from a more experienced attorney—a senior associate or partner—who worked ...

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