New Lawyers


The Friday 49 BONUS DOWNLOAD

Tips for the New Lawyer

By | Dec.12.14 | No 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 | No Comments

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 | 5 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 | 4 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 »