At one time the advice industry didn't exist - at least not as the large and growing business it is now. We Baby Boomers were the first generation without pedigree who got a college education, well-paying white-collar jobs, and a lifestyle based on our values. We did that mostly by simply watching how successful people seemed to think. And how they behaved.
Then, as affluence ramped up, the advice industry took root. Its service message was that it was going to ensure that we got a bigger piece of the pie. The memes were stuff like: Don't get stuck in middle management. You deserve a getaway. Network upward, not horizontally.
It was during The Great Recession that it become obvious how silly the advice industry was. For example, those tossed out of jobs were featured by name in establishment media such as The Wall Street Journal. The advice industry hammered them with platitudes such as: Network more. But the reality is that you're unwelcome in exactly the networks you most need if you don't have something to trade for access. Most jobless have nothing of that sort.
So, newbie associates in the legal sector should invest in watching the dynamics of the organization. They will learn all they need to know about both if they want to survive in that environment and how to do that.