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Posted on: Dec 6, 2018

From the National Law Review:

You’re starting your brand-new career after a grueling three years of law school. You’re expected to work long hours and weekends, do work for many assigning attorneys and, in true lawyer fashion, believe that you are to be perfect and quick about all of your work. For first-year associates, the stress can become almost unbearable.

While it’s normal and probably a good thing to experience a degree of anxiety, too much anxiety can become more of a debilitating anxiety disorder. Understanding what you’re going through is vital to your overall quality of life. Please read on to understand what experts are saying about first-year associate anxiety.

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