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Summary: Are you worried about taking your first deposition? Here are the top 7 tips for taking your first deposition. What’s the single most terrifying experience for a young associate at a large firm? Realizing that you’ll have to bill 80…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 630 October 8, 2014
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 moreNo Comment View Count: 566 June 19, 2014
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 moreNo Comment View Count: 563 June 19, 2014
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 moreNo Comment View Count: 447 June 18, 2014
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 moreNo Comment View Count: 536 June 17, 2014
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 moreNo Comment View Count: 476 June 10, 2014
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 moreNo Comment View Count: 448 June 10, 2014
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 moreNo Comment View Count: 455 June 9, 2014
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 moreNo Comment View Count: 467 June 9, 2014
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 moreNo Comment View Count: 471 June 6, 2014
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