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How to Select the Right Practice Area and Position Your Resume for Success in Your Legal ....

Nothing hurts more legal careers than: Resumes not completely focused on one practice area,Attorneys trying to get jobs in multiple practice areas, and,Resumes that put the attorney on one side of divisive social, political and other issues.....

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The Top 15 Marketing and Sales Tricks Law Firms Use to Get You to Work For Them

Listen to This Podcast on:Conceptually, most law firms are very similar places to work.You are expected to sit down at a desk, bill hours, not get in trouble (or make trouble), and complain as little as possible.There is nothing more important for law firms than appealing to the right sorts of attor....

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Top 20 Reasons Why There Is No Better Profession Than Practicing Law

Although it is often portrayed in a negative light, the practice of law is a wonderful profession to be a part of. Learn why in this article.....

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Should You Start Your Own Law Firm? Top 10 Reasons to Start or Not Start Your Own Firm

Have you ever thought about starting your own law firm? Find out if becoming a solo practitioner is the right choice for you.....

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Why You Can Never Stop Practicing Law for More Than a Few Weeks Once You Start

This is a must-read article for any attorney who is considering taking an extended leave of absence from the practice of law. This article discusses how firms view extended leaves, the potential ramifications of such leaves on an attorney's career, and the factors firms will use to evaluate whether....

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When Should I Decline a Legal Employment Offer?

You've been offered a great legal job – congratulations! But now you're wondering if it's too soon to turn it down. He....

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I have friends at a number of the firms I am interested in. Wouldn’t I be better served to go through my contacts than by submitting applications through a legal recruiter?

Question: I have friends at a number of the firms I am interested in. Wouldn’t I be better served to go through my con....

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Five-Part Mindset for Legal Job Search Success

Getting a new legal job can be exciting but daunting at the same time. There are so many things to think about, from whe....

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What Strategies Do You Have to Recommend for Applying to Law Firms That Do Not Have Openings?

You can research the firms in your practice area, and you can find the firms that do the kind of work in your practice a....

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For Legal Internships That Were More Than Five Years Ago, Should They Be Listed (e.g., 2011 to 2013)?

If they were in law school, and you worked in an area that's relevant to what you're doing, or they were with a prestigi....

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How Can I Be Recognized for My Work as an Attorney and Not as a Politician?

**I've been practicing since 1996. My first eight years were in firms—litigation and real estate—and the last part o....

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What Should I Do About My Résumé or Strategies to Maximize My Chance for Law Firm Offers?

I graduated with a JD degree from a top law school with a B plus average, and I'm interested in employment law. I also p....

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