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6 Tips for Making Partner in 6 Years

04/18/2014 Law360

Nossaman Partner James Vorhis was quoted in the Law360 article, "6 Tips For Making Partner In 6 Years" regarding strategies to get on the fast track to partnership in a law firm.

Mr. Vorhis noted, "You've got to put in the time, and that's something that's appreciated by the partnership."

He also suggested keeping an eye on how other successful lawyers at the firm approach self-promotion.  "Here's a partner who's had a lot of success and has balance. How does he do it?" Mr. Vorhis asked. "That's something I was keeping my eye on. … Sometimes it's good to look at who got to where. Keep your eye on the big picture."

Mr. Vorhis also pointed out the importance of showing your personality and demonstrating what you can add to the firm's culture.  "Law firms are serious places by nature. It doesn't hurt to be yourself. People lose sight of that," he said. "It doesn't hurt if people like you. Bring personality, talk to everybody and build up some goodwill."

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