Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Tips for Associates’ Annual Feedback Meeting

March 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Darien Fleming

It’s that time of year again — annual evaluation season. Firms are getting better at coaching and training attorneys on how to give actionable and constructive feedback. But they have not, traditionally, done a great job of advising associates how to receive and accept feedback.

Below are nine tips for associates on how to approach a feedback meeting so you can hear it, respond to it and thrive from it.

1. Have an open mind. Recognize that people want you to be successful. The feedback provided in your evaluation is a tool to help you continue to advance in your firm.

2. Set an...

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