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What You Need to Know About Leaving Law Firms

This article provides insight into why attorneys depart from big law firms. These reasons include an unrealistic workload, an unsupportive culture, a lack of advancement opportunities, and a toxic work environment. Successful lawyers should be aware of these factors to make informed decisions when c....

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Finding the Right Way to Explain a Negative

Daniel Smart was having a difficult time with his job search. Dan (whose name has been changed for this article) had an impressive resume. He graduated with honors from a top law school and spent four years at a major Boston firm.....

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BCG's Top 10 Reasons Partners Should Move During a Recession

Lateral partner hiring is resilient in even the worst economic conditions. Thus, despite the current credit crunch, lateral partner hiring has increased nationwide and firms are continuing to supplement their ranks with partners with business. Partners with business should evaluate their current f....

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How to Keep Your Job in a Tight Market

The days of absolute job security are gone for the time being. Many large law firms continue to lay off associates, and some are even demoting equity partners to non-equity status. However, litigators with top academic credentials and with major law firm experience continue to be in demand, and pa....

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Are You About to Be Laid Off

You need to keep the unpleasant possibility of lay-offs in the back of your mind, for it has become a very relevant possibility whether you are a partner or an associate. In fact, the larger your firm and the more practice areas it offers, the greater the lay-off danger, especially if each practice ....

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5 Strategies Law Students Can Use to Make the Most of Every Opportunity

This article advises law students on making the most of their time in law school. It stresses the importance of taking ....

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How Much Attention Should Attorneys Pay to the Level of Experience a Law Firm is Seeking in Job Postings?

Most of our placements with firms with openings are for candidates whose law firm experience level does not match what t....

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Five Immediate Changes You Can Make to Your Legal Resume to Get More Interviews

If you are not getting interviews, the good news is there are many things you can do to fix it. There are also lots of t....

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Why Law Firms Do Not Like to Hire Attorneys From Most Practice Settings Other Than Law Firms

Listen to This Podcast on: Listen to Why Law Firms Do Not Like to Hire Attorneys From Most Practice Settings Other T....

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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....

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How Attorneys and Law Students Can Craft the Perfect Cover Letter

Listen to This Podcast on:Many young job-seekers make the mistake of saying a lot about themselves in cover letters, res....

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What Are The Top 10 Differences Between The LSAT and The GRE?

The GRE and LSAT are two very different tests that your desired law school may accept for your entry as a first-year la....

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