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Navigating the Path to Partnership

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Are you an Associate who wants to make partner?

When you’re first starting out, the path to becoming a law firm partner can seem like a mystery.  Adding to this mystery is that the partnership landscape has changed in recent years.  Instead of the traditional "up or out" model that rewarded most Associates for their longevity and dedication, changes in the marketplace and increased competition has required firms to modify their pathway to partnership.  Today, the path to partnership often takes longer than the old model, usually includes a lateral move, and requires Associates to demonstrate that they can be rainmakers. 

In today's episode, we will interview Emilie R. Ninan, Managing Partner of the Wilmington office of Ballard Spahr LLP.  Ms. Ninan is the partner responsible for the firm's public finance practice in Delaware and is the immediate past President of NASABA, a national affinity bar association.  In this powerful conversation, we'll explore:

  • changes in the partnership landscape;
  • tips and advice for Associates who want to become partner in today's law firm environment; and
  • essential skills an Associate must develop to become a productive, rainmaking partner

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