I’ve been struggling with a partner who is very hard to reach when there are items that need their sign-off asap. I have to send multiple follow-up emails and calls to get a response. Perhaps they expect me to handle things more independently, but I am a recent lateral (3rd year) and don’t want the partner to blame me for not checking with them first. Ideally, I want to take on less work from them (central staffing) and do more for other partners. Any advice/how would you handle this situation?

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Getting busy with other matters is def a good way to go but most partners are like this so when you get a hold of them you might want to ask them to set up the rules of engagement. I am an 8th year now and when I work with partners like that I email saying “if I don’t hear from you by x time I will do y”

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I could have literally written this. Also a recent 3rd year lateral in a central staffing firm. One of the partner’s I work with is like this exactly. I’m hoping to get busy on other matters with other partners so I can stop working with this partner.

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SAME. And I hate the area of work that comes from this partner. Sucks big time.

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Yeah I had one like that. No longer work with that person.

Also a recent third year lateral going through exactly this! It’s rough

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