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Career anxiety—and how you react to it—can define your legal career. Some types of career anxiety are fixable, while others aren’t. Understanding the causes of career anxiety, knowing how to protect yourself, and avoiding common mistakes can help keep you on the right path. READ MORE >
At some point in their careers, most attorneys get fired or are in danger of getting fired from their law firm jobs. READ MORE >
Time management can be one of the most important attributes of an attorney’s career. Find out why in this article. 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 >
How can pregnant women and new mothers get along in sexist law firms? READ MORE >
With many major law firms hiring staff attorneys more frequently, this article explores what working as a staff attorney is like and if it is worth it. READ MORE >
Do you have the long-term vision and staying power to be truly successful at a large law firm? Learn about the two stages of a law firm attorney’s legal career. READ MORE >
Every decision you make as an attorney has an impact on the future of your legal career. Find out which ones are most important in this article. READ MORE >
Thinking of leaving your law firm and finding a new job? If you are experiencing any of the fifteen reasons discussed below, it is time to start your search. READ MORE >
Are you thinking about leaving your law firm? Make sure you don’t leave your firm for the wrong reason and harm your career. READ MORE >
Learn the five most common reasons attorneys choose to leave their law firms and what these choices may mean for their future. READ MORE >
Learn the most important factors you should look at when selecting which law firm to join so you avoid making these four fatal mistakes. READ MORE >
Do you belong in a law firm? Ask yourself these three important questions to find out. READ MORE >
Learn why it is so important to the success of your legal job search to look at multiple markets in this article. READ MORE >
Are you in the right kind of law firm? Learn how the type of law firm you are in can make or break your legal career. READ MORE >
Knowing which one of the four types of attorneys you are matters a great deal to the future of your legal career. READ MORE >
Although it is often portrayed in a negative light, the practice of law is a wonderful profession to be a part of. Learn why in this article. READ MORE >
Never let your ego get in the way of your legal career. You need to learn how to not take rejection personally in your legal job search to be successful. READ MORE >
Question: I graduated from a top law school a few years ago. I accepted an offer from the firm that I worked at during my second summer and began working in the fall after my law school graduation. I left the firm a little over a year later due to medical complications related to my pregnancy. Now, after being home with my child for several years, I wish to return to work. How hopeless is my situation, and what should I do? READ MORE >
Question: I am three years out of law school (first-tier school, middle of the pack in terms of grades). I worked briefly as a clerk for a government agency and have spent the past year and a half at a small firm. I feel that I have gained all that I can from this firm and would like to move to a larger firm to get a wider range of experience.
How do I go about this without jeopardizing my position here, and how should I handle requests to speak to my current employer? The partners in the firm will react negatively if they learn that I intend to leave - it would make my time here a living hell. READ MORE >
These seven choices are fundamental to attorneys and their careers. Each of them is evaluated in-depth in this article to ensure your career success. READ MORE >
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 >
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