In Chapter 7 of 12 in his 2010 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, legal career advisor James McCormick highlights why the third year of a legal career marks a critical career development juncture. After multiple years learning the industry and developing skills, McCormick advises young lawyers pause to assess and reflect on achievements, aspirations, and, if relevant, changes. 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 .