The path to making partner is not for the faint of heart. For lawyers, becoming partner is end-game and what most fail to realize while on this track is that becoming partner is a “slow and steady” concept. Let me explain, in order for associates to become partner they must put in their dues by pleasing their partners and clients and fulfilling billable hours. However, what they fail to realize is that there are other things that contribute to becoming partner. Young associates tend to forget these things while attempting to keep up with the “hefty billable hour requirements” requested of them within a 168 hour week.