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Succeeding as a Summer Associate

The Challenge of Teams

The Challenge of Teams

Learn why teams play such a vital role in law-firm life, and how a professional demeanor can smooth even the rockiest team relationships.


Throughout this chapter, we’ve studied how to build great relationships with everyone you meet at your firm. In the best-case scenario, you’ll join a firm where everyone always gets along, and you’ll dazzle everyone from the start with your wit, charm, and intelligence. However, if, for some reason, this doesn’t turn out to be the case, it pays to be prepared. That’s what this lesson is all about.

Law firms can be great places to work. They’re full of intelligent, driven people, who’ve made...