I’m a lateral that has done well from a review and work product standpoint. However, I have struggled to make social connections with people in my local office. I routinely go into the office and try to attend any social events when I’m free. I have reached out to be more involved in firm initiatives to facilitate meeting people but have been unsuccessful. How important is it to be friends with people outside of your practice group for promotion purposes?

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Not important. Just keep being positive and a good add to the team.

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One question I have: do you kind of suck as a person? Because that might be the reason you can’t make friends

Just kidding. Like others have said, just keep at it. I lateraled about 7 years ago and it took a couple years to form real social connections. It just takes time when you’re walking into a situation where social connections have are already formed. It’s very different than being a summer associate/first year, because there are rarely pre-existing social groups that you have to integrate into. I remember it was a bit of a shock for me at first too.

Whether or not it’s important for promotion purposes depends on the firm. But, again, I wouldn’t stress just yet.

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Not important, unless they are a person of influence at the firm. Is the managing partner of the firm or maybe your office in a different practice group? Probably worth having a connection. Associates in or around your class year in a different practice group? Almost certainly not.

Yes, I’m the only associate in my practice group in my local office.

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