New Lawyers


The Friday Five

Was Law School Worth It? Part 2

By | May.08.15 | No Comments

Is the cost of law school worth the Juris Doctor? Is the initial debt worth the eventual (and increasingly unlikely) partner payday? In last week’s Friday Five (“Was Law School Worth It?“), Annie Little asked five high-profile …Continue reading »


Business Development Strategies

Two Ways to Upgrade a Lawyer’s Network

By | Apr.02.15 | Comments Off

A diverse and high-level personal network can form the core of an extraordinary legal career. But merely having a network isn’t enough — you must know how to acquire influence and establish loyalty. This month, David Ackert and …Continue reading »


DOLLARS AND SENSE CHECKLIST FOR SOLOS

Just Passed the Bar: Want to Go Solo?

By | Mar.31.15 | No Comments

You’ve finished law school and passed the bar. Now the youthful energy that carried you through six, seven or eight years of higher education needs to focus on paying the bills. If you are like many …Continue reading »


The Friday 49 BONUS DOWNLOAD

Tips for the New Lawyer

By | Dec.12.14 | 2 Comments

This is not your usual Friday Five. Who among us couldn’t use some good advice? An encouraging little nudge or two in the right direction, or a timely kick under the conference table? And who …Continue reading »


The New Lawyer

You Will Be Bullied — Be Prepared!

By | Dec.10.14 | 1 Comment

It’s probably a good thing that it happened to me right away. About two weeks into my legal career, I had my first encounter with a bully lawyer. I was working at the Chicago office of …Continue reading »


Skills

Lawyers Suck at Listening

By | Dec.03.14 | 6 Comments

Oh, don’t act so shocked. You know it’s true. Even if you’re an exceptionally sensitive lawyer, you’re still stuck dealing with other lawyers. And you’re not exactly a fan of being cut off, condescended to …Continue reading »


New Associates: How to Become an Excellent Attorney

By | Sep.05.14 | 5 Comments

A family friend will be starting his career at a large law firm this fall. Asked to provide some advice, I started compiling tips and recommendations — things to do and not to do. As I …Continue reading »


Play to Win

More Business Development Tips for Associates

By | Jul.21.14 | No Comments

More and more young lawyers are actively seeking ways to get involved in marketing and business development. In some cases, their firms encourage it; in others, the associates recognize the importance on their own. Either way, …Continue reading »


Associate Development

Junior Lawyers: Like Training Pigeons

By | Jun.17.14 | 3 Comments

One of the striking things about law practice is our “sink-or-swim” mentality when it comes to junior associates. They do their law studies, we recruit them through various mechanisms, and then we basically just leave …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice

By | Apr.18.14 | 1 Comment

The legal world really is starting to work differently. And while the path is uncertain, change is certainly creating opportunities for new career directions. For our “New Math, New Money” download, legal careers expert Wendy Werner …Continue reading »