How to deal with not being staffed on deals and seeing others in your year be staffed? When asking partners directly for work, they refer you to the staffing partners. When asking staffing partners (repeatedly), they say “thanks for interest, we will have something soon.” Weeks and weeks pass by and you’re always below where you should be for billable hours (at this point, very far below). All reviews are essentially perfect and no negative feedback. Extremely frustrating and discouraging.

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Are they in your practice group? Some firms give group-specific partner compensation based on how much their associates work, so they might be protecting their own income. Others simply have their favorite associates. Do you have a go-to partner?

Second A1. Partners usually don’t get involved with staffing beyond the senior most person. Cultivate relationships with mid and senior associates.

Central staffing is a mixed bag. I go to the staffing attorneys if my usual suspects are too busy or I want to work with a new(ish) face.

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