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Your career is your job, Part Three

Nurture Your Network for Success

By | Dec.05.12 | 3 Comments

For this three-part feature, Steven Taylor interviewed Scott Westfahl about the approach his firm, Goodwin Procter, recommends to new associates when it comes to building a succes[...]

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Your career is your job, Part 2

Develop Your Professional Skills

By | Nov.29.12 | 3 Comments

In this three-part feature, Steven Taylor interviews Scott Westfahl about the approach Goodwin Procter recommends to new associates when it comes to building a successful career[...]

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Your Career is Your Job

Advice Every First-Year Should Know and Apply

By | Nov.19.12 | 5 Comments

In this three-part feature, Steven Taylor interviews Scott Westfahl about the approach Goodwin Procter recommends to new associates when it comes to building a successful career[...]

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Get to the Point

Cliches Don’t Cut the Mustard

By | Nov.06.12 | 4 Comments

Lawyers, it turns out, are not so special. They have just as much difficulty writing and speaking well in their native tongue as the next person. Poor grammar. Jargon. Weird synta[...]

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SKILLS

Five Tips for Getting Writing Right

By | Jan.12.11 | 1 Comment

Let’s face it: The legal profession is fraught with stilted language, circular constructions, pomp and its detestable buddy circumstance. Read nearly any statute, court decision [...]

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Beyond Breaking the Ice

By | Dec.14.10 | No Comments

Starting Real Conversations. Volumes have been written, or blogged, about how to initiate a conversation. Much of this advice is cliché (“Ask the person, ‘How about that weat[...]

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