In Chapter 6 of 12 in his 2010 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, legal career advisor James McCormick highlights why shared start group experiences - the first-year experience at a firm or organization - create bonds and a support network. Going through things together forms supportive bonds that can provide longer term personal, professional, and financial support. James McCormick is a Vice President at Empire Search Partners (http://www.empiresearchpartners.com) in New York City. Before transitioning into legal career advisory services, McCormick practiced law as an employee benefits and executive compensation attorney for both Proskauer Rose (http://www.proskauer.com) and Jones Day (http://www.jonesday.com). He holds a JD from Tulane University Law School (http://www.law.tulane.edu) and a BA in History from the University of Michigan (http://www.umich.edu).