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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 >
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 >
While it is difficult to do, attorneys who have left large law firms for smaller ones transition back to larger law firms all the time. Here are the conditions where this works. READ MORE >
This article reveals the reasons lawyers are not long term employees. READ MORE >
Are senior attorneys employable even without business? Of course they are. READ MORE >
Find out how you can be a truly happy law firm attorney without making a move or career change in this article. READ MORE >
Learn 10 things that separate successful law firm attorneys from all the rest in this article. READ MORE >
Your long-term success in a major law firm depends heavily on the amount of talent you have in these four areas. READ MORE >
Are you cut out to be a bureaucrat or a producer attorney? Find out the difference between the two and which is better for your legal career in this article. READ MORE >
Learn how to navigate the hidden dangers inside law firms that cause so many attorneys to lose their jobs in this article. READ MORE >
Find out the underlying reason you are not happy practicing law, and what you must do to be happy. READ MORE >
Why are you working in a large law firm? If it’s not for these three reasons, you should re-evaluate your situation. READ MORE >
Although it is often neglected by big law firms, this is the one thing you must focus on if you want to enjoy practicing law. READ MORE >
Why do some attorneys succeed in large, prestigious law firms and others fail? The reason generally does not have to do with how smart a given attorney is or where the attorney went to law school. The real answer has to do with whether or not the attorney follows one simple rule having to do with how much of a positive influence the attorney is within the law firm environment. READ MORE >
Find out what Australian attorneys do that makes them so attractive to law firms and what lessons you can learn from them. READ MORE >
What can retiring law firm partners at big law firms teach you? Find out in this article. READ MORE >
Learn what you must do as an attorney to make sure you are in full control of your career. READ MORE >
Summary: This guide from BCG Attorney Search addresses what it takes to be successful in a law firm that you aren't taught in law school. READ MORE >
Question: I am a junior associate in a mid-sized firm. For a variety of reasons, we are suffering an exodus of junior associates. Some juniors do not believe that the firm offers them a future.
Despite this, I am one of the true believers in this firm. I'd like to start a junior associates' committee so that we may address different issues facing us, and possibly solve them. Any guidelines that you may provide? READ MORE >
Stephen C. Ellis is the managing partner at the law firm of Tucker, Ellis & West. Below is the commencement address he gave at Case Western Reserve School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio on May 19, 2008. READ MORE >
This article discusses the top 10 ways you can be a great lawyer at a large law firm. READ MORE >
Question: How do I know that my firm is the problem? Will I be happier at another firm, or are they all just basically the same? READ MORE >
Question:I am a fifth year associate and I am in the process of looking for a new position. How can I look for a new job without “burning bridges” with my current employer? READ MORE >
Question: Is work-life balance a realistic goal at “biglaw” firms? I just became a parent and I’m having a hard time managing work and family. My firm has a reputation for being one of the top firms to work for – what gives? READ MORE >
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