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Law360 recently asked veteran attorneys what new associates can do to become great attorneys. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Shareholder and Co-chair of Buchanan's Associates Committee Mary Ann Dunham says, "Get out of your office and meet people! Building relationships is just as important as building legal skills. It’s never too early to start. Stay connected to classmates. You never know where they will be. Networking is not just an external concept. Knowing and being known by your colleagues helps you get assignments, advocates, mentors and other opportunities. Be open-minded and challenge yourself. The legal practice is changing. Grow with the change. Embrace technology and social media as tools to help you better serve your clients and promote yourself. If you’re not a little uncomfortable, you’re not doing it right.” 

Read the article - "What New Associates Need To Do To Launch A Great Career" (Law360, May 1, 2015)