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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 >
I have worked very hard the last four years to get top grades at a top tier school, work on Law Review, and get an offer from my favorite, prestigious, top-ranked firm. I have worked here ten months, love the firm, love the practice group I am in, and I'm getting good reviews. My fiance feels that this is the time for me to move to his city so we can get serious about our commitment, marry and settle down. Of course, I'm committed to my fiance but I realize that big firms value longevity, and a serious focus on career. What is this move going to do to my professional opportunities? READ MORE >
I am a first-year litigation associate at what many consider to be a top (and difficult) firm. I am stuck working closely with two very difficult partners that always criticize my work and rarely give me any positive feedback. I know that my work quality is not that horrible because other partners have told me that they heard my work product is very good and that these two partners are notoriously difficult to work with. I went to a great law school and graduated at the top of my class, but I am starting to doubt my intelligence and feel pretty miserable.
I have started getting anxiety each time I have to hand in an assignment or answer questions, and I feel like my anxiety is starting to impact my performance. I am reluctant to tell my colleagues how bad my situation truly is for fear of being seen as a complainer or a failure.
Is this what many big-firm associates deal with? Will I have to just suck it up? Please don't print my name or city. (If you can't tell, I am just slightly paranoid!) READ MORE >
There has been no rash of pink slips at major Boston firms, and by most reasonable standards lawyers at large firms still work long hours.
But make no mistake about it: There are signs that the legal market is slowing. Corporate legal work is down and lateral hiring has become more selective. READ MORE >
Once upon a time, law school graduates could join a firm right out of school, work hard for several years, do great legal work and expect to become a partner at the same firm.
About 20 years ago the world began to change, and today few junior associates at major firms have any real expectation of being elevated to member. READ MORE >
So you've taken CivPro, CrimPro, ConLaw, and Corps. You know your way in and around the codes, cases, and statutes (you always check the pocket part). You've mastered the research memorandum and oral argument in moot court. You know the Blue Book rules down to the last punctuation mark. BAR/BRI review books were your only reading material for months (okay, maybe you perused the sports page or the living section for a quick break). But now, you are going in to the firm every day, you are expected to be a "junior associate," and you have no idea what that means. Here a few tips to carry you through the day-to-day grind until you can prove you really were paying attention in law school. READ MORE >
The New Year is a good time to reflect on our lives. What did we do well over the past 12 months? Where did we fall short in our personal and professional lives? How can we improve ourselves in the coming year? And most importantly, what changes are we actually going to make? READ MORE >