Ed. note: Welcome to our daily feature, Quote of the Day.
I almost wonder whether performance reviews can be productive because people hear the words ‘you’re safe’ and turn off their ears because they are so relieved.
— Kate Reder Sheikh, a partner in the associate practice group of legal recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, in comments given to the American Lawyer on Biglaw’s performance review process, and why they may actually be counterproductive for associates when it comes to training and professional development purposes.
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