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Regardless of who you are, everyone needs encouragement—and attorneys are no exception.
Since you (presumably) spend the majority of your time at work, encouragement at work is even more important. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of encouragement in the law firm world. Any encouragement that does exist only comes when an attorney bills a lot of hours, which may lead to a higher bonus and being told they are doing well. An attorney who brings in a lot of business may also be encouraged. READ MORE >
If you are reading this, you are probably an average attorney.
Do not despair—most attorneys are average. If you are not an average attorney now, the odds are that you will be a mediocre attorney in the future. If you are an average attorney now, it is likely that you will always be an average attorney. You may start out as someone who seems destined to be an exceptional attorney, but end up an average one. Alternatively, you may begin your career with expectations that you will be an average attorney and end up an exceptional one. READ MORE >
Career anxiety—and how you react to it—can define your legal career. Some types of career anxiety are fixable, while others aren’t. Understanding the causes of career anxiety, knowing how to protect yourself, and avoiding common mistakes can help keep you on the right path. READ MORE >
The first summer after I graduated from law school, I was a summer clerk in the Justice Department in Washington, DC. I was young, overly confident, and thought very highly of myself. I figured that because of my academic success—and the fact that I was the only first-year law student hired into this particular Justice Department program—I must be special and I knew everything I was doing. READ MORE >
Law firm politics is one of the most difficult and confusing things that attorneys face when practicing law. READ MORE >
From time to time, work dries up in various practice areas. This can be so dramatic that entire law firms go out of business—even some that have been in business for a century or more. Consider these examples: READ MORE >
At some point in their careers, most attorneys get fired or are in danger of getting fired from their law firm jobs. READ MORE >
In 2018, during what turned out to be the strongest year in the legal market since the Great Recession, Milbank LLP announced a new salary scale for their associates. To stay competitive in the hunt for the best young associates, almost 100 of Milbank’s Big Law competitors quickly followed suit. READ MORE >
When my oldest daughter was four years old, she was attending a small preschool run out of the rental house of an aging hippie couple in Malibu, California. READ MORE >
All attorneys strive for success in their law firms and want more responsibility, complex work, and greater recognition. However, there is a price to pay for accomplishing your goals. The stress of law firm life may cause many health problems, including premature aging, disease, or even early death. This article discusses several ways the well-being of attorneys suffers from the constant demands of law firm life. READ MORE >
Time management can be one of the most important attributes of an attorney’s career. Find out why in this article. READ MORE >
Why isn’t there a better work-life balance for attorneys? Blame the law firm culture. READ MORE >
If you’re wondering what it takes for a first-year attorney to make $190,000 in a law firm of 500 attorneys, you’ve come to the right article that you should read now. READ MORE >
Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of July 15, 2019. READ MORE >
Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of July 01, 2019. READ MORE >
Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of June 03, 2019. READ MORE >
Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of May 27, 2019. READ MORE >
Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of May 01, 2019. READ MORE >
Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of April 17, 2019. READ MORE >
Here are the attorney lateral moves and placements for the week of April 01, 2019. READ MORE >
There are many factors that prohibit attorneys from obtaining the ideal roles in their career. This article highlights the types of obstacles attorneys face and how to overcome them. READ MORE >
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