I lateraled after two years of bad reviews and failing to be promoted to the next class year at the firm I summered at. When I lateraled, I was brought on at the class year that matched my graduation year but was unsure if I had what it took to be a biglaw attorney. I had my annual review yesterday and was promoted (and received nothing but positive feedback). Sometimes it isn't you.

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Thank you for this!

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That’s amazing 👏🏾 you’re right. Sometimes it isn’t you, sometimes it’s the environment

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Congratulations! I had a similar experience. Was trying my absolute hardest to get on the partners' good sides, learn everything I could, contribute and it never seemed like enough. Switched firms and get glowing reviews and feedback. Seems like a common problem in this field. Some partners are just out to make life miserable for the associates.

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Congratulations! I agree, sometimes it is not you but your environment. I'm glad that it all worked out for you! Keep the progress going!

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Congratulations!! A great lesson to never let people'e perspective get to you.

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Did you go from big to big?

Yes.

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