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First day at a new firm. There are active matters going on. How long should I wait (without coming across as passive) before I reach out to senior associates / partners to ask for work?

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U need to ask now - no need to wait - get out there and meet your colleagues and be curious

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If you don’t want to hate what you do, be aggressive and get staffed on (1) matters that interest you or (2) matters with the partners you want to work for. Perhaps start your emails offering availability with those folks first…

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Yes. Great advice.

If there's partners you want to work for, reach out now and let them know you're available. If not, then don't worry, the work will find you soon enough, enjoy your last few days of normal life.

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