Summary: 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 >
Summary: What can retiring law firm partners at big law firms teach you? Find out in this article. 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 >