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You’ve graduated from law school, accepted an offer, and are ready to kick-start your legal career. But while it may look like it’s smooth sailing from here, you still have a long road ahead of you, with plenty to learn along the way.

The good news is, there’s no better time than right now to start working towards your future, and no one better to show you the ropes than the experts who have already been there. Below, seven experienced chief legal officers and law firm partners from Forbes Legal Council share their best advice for young lawyers who are just getting their careers off the ground.