But even with years of experience under their belts, senior associates may find the second job search to be even more tenuous than the one they underwent when they were fresh-faced law school grads. Many, thinking they'd be able to write their own ticket, are stunned by the circumspection with which they are viewed by other firms.
The bad new is that some law firms are cautious—sometimes overly so—of bringing on board senior associates who carry more professional baggage and command higher salaries than would the new crop of young lawyers. A senior associate usually has to wait for at least three years to be evaluated by his or her new firm before being considered for partner.
Additionally there are always more senior associates than there are slots for new partners. And firms who promote heavily from within their own ranks acknowledge that they avoid hiring too many new attorneys who could one day leapfrog over associates already within the system.
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