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Life presents many surprises and the unexpected can change everything overnight. An attorney's spouse can lose his job and seek another one in a different state, children are born, and loved ones become ill. While many of these situations are entirely out of one's control, or are blessings such as in the case of new life, they can present challenges to being able to continue to practice at the level required by a top law firm. As such, any one of these circumstances can lead a lawyer to take a hiatus from her firm. You must keep in mind, though, that returning to the practice can be a difficult feat. Your decision to take a break should not be made lightly, and you should consider the questions a firm will in the future when evaluating your viability as a candidate. READ MORE >
Here are 10 tips and talking points for attorneys being interviewed by the media. It should help you with a range of communication challenges. READ MORE >
Practicing law is hard work. The hours are unpredictable, the clients can be demanding, and the push to partnership can be exhausting and stressful. Not surprisingly, lots of attorneys take some time off over the course of their career and do so for a multitude of reasons, whether to relocate, travel, have a child, care for an ailing loved one, or to earn an additional degree. 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 >
On the hunt for a new job? When searching for a new gig, there are plenty of things you should be doing in order to maximize your chances of finding a new job that you can be excited about. But just as important are the things you should not do when trying to land the job of your dreams: READ MORE >
I recently wrote a blog post about choice of references and I received several responses from legal professionals around the country. I thought, therefore, I would expand it into an article. READ MORE >
Try to list professions that inherently expect their members to give portions of their time to the underprivileged for free; it will probably be a short list. At the top of that list, however, would almost certainly be the legal profession. Pro Bono Publico: For the public good. ''Pro bono'' is practically synonymous with the word lawyer. But why is it that lawyers, unlike many other prominent professionals, are expected to provide free legal services to the disadvantaged? And why do law firms continue to support this endeavor? 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 >
It is not a mistake—quoting the word ''self'' in the title of this article. I put such word in quotes for a reason. ''Yourself'' has become a very underrated, undervalued, and perhaps misunderstood term. Taken individually, however, the words ''your'' and ''self'' hold more value, as they are both powerful terms. Together, they equal. READ MORE >
''Can you be trusted?'' Beyond any other single question—regardless of how motivated you are, where you went to law school, or your work history—if you slip up on an issue of credibility, you might as well forget about a successful career in the law. Certainly, there are many people who get ahead by playing fast and loose with the rules. I have seen more examples of this over the course of my career than I can count. Nevertheless, when all is said and done, no matter how far untrustworthy people get, they almost always come crashing down. When these crashes occur, they are not normally bumps in the road. Legal careers end. READ MORE >
Your work may seem to be isolating, but the future of your legal career can sometimes depend on how well you get your name out in the legal community. READ MORE >
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