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Legal Job Interview: Homework You Should Do
Legal Job Interview: Homework You Should Do
Turnaround for transactional Lawyers
Turnaround for transactional Lawyers
Inexpensive Ways to Build Business Relationships
Inexpensive Ways to Build Business Relationships
Have You Gone For Your Annual Career Checkup?
Have You Gone For Your Annual Career Checkup?
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Legal Job Interview: Homework You Should Do

Legal Job Interview: Homework You Should Do Success in a legal job interview, as in any other professional endeavor, requires preparation and thought. There should be no surprises during the interview itself: you should know what you want, you should anticipate what the lawyer-interviewer wants, you should…>read more

No Comment June 19, 2014

Turnaround for transactional Lawyers

Turnaround for transactional Lawyers I think nearly every attorney in the United States would agree that the past few years have been difficult times for associates in the legal profession, especially for transactional attorneys. Since the transaction market peaked in 2000, there has been…>read more

No Comment June 19, 2014

Inexpensive Ways to Build Business Relationships

Inexpensive Ways to Build Business Relationships Selling legal services is all about relationship building. Since legal consumers hire attorneys who they trust (either directly or because someone they trust has made a referral), it is not difficult to see that building relationships is the best way…>read more

No Comment June 18, 2014

Have You Gone For Your Annual Career Checkup?

Have You Gone For Your Annual Career Checkup? If you practice in a law firm (and in particular, at a large law firm), you know that finding the right balance between your professional and personal life is no easy task. Getting the right balance requires a good understanding…>read more

No Comment June 17, 2014

Reading a Case

Reading a Case Are you wondering what an actual case looks like? Here is one, Booth v. Merriam et al, 155 Mass. 521 (1892), taken from the official Massachusetts reports. It is typical of what can be found in any casebook on torts.…>read more

No Comment June 10, 2014

To Boutique Or Not To Boutique

To Boutique Or Not To Boutique Moving from a large general practice firm to a smaller boutique environment requires a good deal of forethought and may require some significant adjustments. Recently, I spoke with a senior associate that was working at a boutique firm. She had…>read more

No Comment June 10, 2014

Career Lessons From a Law Firm Dissolution

Career Lessons From a Law Firm Dissolution In the coming months, the legal community will continue to speculate about what caused the demise of Testa Hurwitz and Thibeault. Some will say that it was the greed of the partners who had the best client relationships and therefore…>read more

No Comment June 9, 2014

Taking the Bar Exam

Taking the Bar Exam Perhaps no other exam has quite the mystique of the bar exam. It is the ultimate rite of passage for lawyers, an intellectual version of fraternity Hell Week, a tribal test of adulthood. The exam, which (in California) is 18…>read more

No Comment June 9, 2014

Why Summer Is a Great Time for Your Job Search

Why Summer Is a Great Time for Your Job Search Recruitment coordinators are handling their summer associates and preparing for the incoming class of new attorneys. Partners are taking off on vacation. Why should you concern yourself with your job search now? Why not wait until the fall? Once we…>read more

No Comment June 6, 2014

The First Permanent Job after Law School

The First Permanent Job after Law School When your second-year summer job is finally over, ascertain how long it will take the employer to let you know if you will receive a permanent job offer. Most legal employers wait until school starts to give out full-time job…>read more

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