For Calibrate Legal’s Rising Stars practice, we interviewed three candidates we have recently placed at Am Law 200 firms  Loeb & Loeb, Munger Tolles and Kramer Levin.

Jessica Miao, Bailey Howe and Stacy Lee share their experiences starting their new roles virtually, overcoming challenges of working remotely, and their recent successes.

We also asked them about the characteristics that law firms needed to possess in order to pique their interest, as well as what advice they would give for anyone who may be thinking it’s time to move to a new firm.

One recurring factor that stood out to our candidates is the support, mentorship and guidance that their new BD team has shown them since they joined.

If you are thinking of making a career change, the stories of these Rising Stars may offer some insight.

Jessica Miao

“I am fortunate to have a genuine and supportive team. I feel comfortable sharing ideas, asking questions, and at times making mistakes that I learn from.”

Bailey Howe

“Communication is key. Making myself available and being eager to take on any task has helped me to learn about the firm and to acclimate myself.”

Stacy Lee

“The biggest challenge of working virtually is ensuring the lawyers and staff are familiar with who I am and the work I do.”

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