In Chapter 8 of 12 in his 2010 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, legal career advisor James McCormick shares why mid-level attorneys should prioritize reflection when planning goals. Increased self-awareness about how career experience translates into actualizing career ambition is a central career building process. McCormick shares how this preparation and commitment to annual reflection puts lawyers in the best possible place to succeed on achieving desired career goals, including partner promotion and in-house industry alignment. 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 .