20 working ground rules

El lado oscuro del abogado junior (in English)

Junior Associate

Good morning,

I was just reading a post from Laura M. Molla, from “GMR Management y Servicios Jurídicos” with the title “The dark side of the lawyer” (in Spanish, see EL LADO OSCURO DEL ABOGADO) which comments the relationship client – lawyer and the difficulty in making a client realize the amount of back-office work that requires providing him with the required advice.

This post made me think that the relationship between the associates of a firm (including partners) and the junior associates/trainees (hereinafter, “Juniors”) also has its difficulties. Of course most of the associates were previously Junior, but they normally tend to miss various ground rules and take things for granted that they shouldn’t.

It’s key to work on a good “associate – Juniors” relationship. We have to bear in mind that it is the Juniors who help them to do their job better and who normally…

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