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“Death in life is a mode of existence in which one has ceased all play; there are no further striving for titles. All competitive engagement with others has been abandoned. For some, though not for all, death in life is a misfortune, the resigned acceptance of one’s loser status, a refusal to hold any title up for recognition.”
Finite and Infinite Games, James P. Carse READ MORE >
One of the most persistent misunderstandings of attorneys is why they are not more successful in practicing law. Whether it is the solo practitioner, large firm attorney, or small firm attorney, at its heart, there is almost always one significant, underlying cause for the lack of success of most attorneys and the corresponding success of other attorneys. READ MORE >
Read BCG Attorney Search’s top articles from 2019. READ MORE >
Good news for attorneys—if you do the right things, the odds are that it will never be too difficult for you to find a job or find work. READ MORE >
Something that many attorneys do not think about when they decide to go to law school is that a law license is essentially a business license that gives you the right to go out in the market and charge for legal services. The true value of passing the bar is not necessarily that you can go to work for someone else—it is also that you can go to work for yourself in a business that not everyone can do. A law license is a business license that is not easy to get. READ MORE >
Most attorneys will never reach their goals.
There are two keys to succeeding at anything—although it is a bit more complicated than that, which I will explain shortly. READ MORE >
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 >
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 >
The GRE and LSAT are two very different tests that your desired law school may accept for your entry as a first-year law student. Given this, you should know the differences between the two entrance exams. READ MORE >
Why isn’t there a better work-life balance for attorneys? Blame the law firm culture. READ MORE >
Do you know what an of counsel attorney is? Read this article to find out the role(s) of counsel attorneys play within law firms. 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 >
Law firm titles are like any other titles within a business. From associate to partner, each defines a rank and responsibility of that position. READ MORE >
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