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The Price of Power

The Price of Power

Learn how to manage the power differential between associates and senior lawyers and learn how to speak up.


In our lesson Onwards and Upwards, we noted that managing upwards is rarely as easy as it seems simply because law firms are staffed with people who are all fallible human beings operating in a state of mutual dependence. And that includes you, as well as every one of the senior lawyers you work with. While we elaborated on what mutual dependence looks like, we left open the point about “fallible human beings.” In this lesson, we’ll begin to look at what we mean by the term “fallible human...