Wanting a promotion within your Law Firm and knowing how to get one are two different things. There are steps you can take to improve your chances of success and minimise your chances of being disappointed.
The biggest thing you can do is to behave as if you are already at the next level. Work out what is asked of people at the level you want to be and act like that right now. The best way to answer the question "are they ready for promotion?" is by actions, not words.
You can improve your odds of getting promoted by first setting the stage: show that you’re ready for the role, differentiate yourself by demonstrating leadership and build supportive stakeholder relationships. In addition, ensure that they’re thinking about you as promotion material by having “the promotion conversation” with your boss. Let’s dive into each of these.