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How To Approach A Law Partner With Questions On A Project

When you’re working at a law firm as an associate, you’ll often encounter situations where you’ll have questions about your current assignment. This becomes a tricky situation when the partner who assigned it you was too busy to properly explain it up front and/or appears too busy for you to casually ask questions at your convenience.

As a recruiter, this is a workplace communications issue that I commonly heard about from law firm associates. I asked today’s guest, intellectual property lawyer Michael Kelber, to share his perspective as a partner on how an associate should approach a partner with questions on an assignment.

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Today’s Guest

Intellectual property lawyer Michael KelberIntellectual Property Attorney Michael Kelber
Title: Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg
City: Chicago, IL
Law School: IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, IL
College: University of Illinois in Champaign, IL
Previous Career: Telecommunications at MCI Communications
 

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