I was recently speaking with a former client Partner and we were discussing the need for associates to be more aggressive in getting in front of partners. He suggests going to see three partners every day. Ask them what they are working on? What are they finding of interest? The point here is to ask them so many questions that they end of giving you some work to get rid of you. Then do great work in a timely fashion and watch for more to come across your desk. This follows my opinion that associates should be a lot more aggressive and proactive in building their careers. Don’t wait for them to come to you.