Rock Out (without the Rocks)

Enjoy office holiday celebrations and stay on partner track. Three pointers a senior associate should follow.

  1. Alcohol is not your friend. Stick to one drink on the rocks and then switch to seltzer or water with a twist.
  2. Every conversation is meaningful. Because you are being evaluated to join the partnership, the reality is that you need to be aware of your interactions. Each conversation could be your final one before the “vote.” Keep it appropriate and relevant to work.
  3. Don’t stay too late and don’t attend the after-party. Leave the party on a high (natural) note and as a non-memorable attendee. The memories that you should be creating on the path to partnership should relate to your legal accomplishments not “dancing on the table.”

Happy Holidays!

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