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3rd year V20 and don’t really have any one partner I’m close with at the firm. I’ve worked for many different people but wouldn’t say I repeatedly work with the same partners (and regardless there is usually a senior associate I report to more than the partner). People know me, but my no means are we “close”. This feels like a major flaw of large practice groups in BigLaw (Corporate), where juniors remain largely anonymous. Tips to fix this / improve relations (especially during remote working)?

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I left my last firm because I was sick of working with senior associates instead of partners. Advice-wise, you can wait for the seniors to move on or try connecting with partners on projects you're interested in. But some firms just aren't interested in your development. It can be tough to find the right fit.

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just wondering if you found your senior associates providing better guidance / training than partners - personally i actually find they sometimes provide better training since they are more familiar with the nitty gritty of the file, more readily available and are sometimes more technically sound. Would be keen to know the perspectives of others!

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