PLANS & PRICING
The partner track at a traditional corporate law firm is 6–10 years. Once in a blue moon, a superstar will make partner after year 5, and occasionally, an associate/counsel who sticks around for 10+ years will finally make the cut. But if you look at most firms’ partnership announcements, you'll typically see people who finished law school 8 years ago. As for career progression, at least for litigators, years 1–3 are junior associate years; the associate plays a largely supportive role on teams, e.g., legal research, preparing prep materials, document review, and the drafting of basic materials or portions of more substantive work. Some entry-level attorneys will hate the brutal hours or will simply have no talent for the work (it happens), and will leave the firm.