New Lawyers


17 Things I Wish I Knew as a First-Year Associate

By | Mar.11.14 | 2 Comments

A family friend will be graduating from law school this spring and starting his career at a large law firm next fall. Asked to provide some advice, I started compiling tips and rec[...]

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New Lawyers: Tips for Honing Interpersonal Skills

By | Jun.11.13 | 1 Comment

In Thrive: A New Lawyer's Guide to Law Firm Practice, Desiree Moore guides law firm associates through the maze of firm life: the hierarchy, assignments, getting work organized an[...]

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Book Excerpt

Partnership: It’s Not Just Lawyering Anymore

By | Apr.02.13 | 2 Comments

Law firm professional development director and lawyer Marian Lee has written a wise new book with the advice so many lawyers hunger for—how to thrive in the law firm world. Build[...]

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A Curmudgeon's Perspective

Cue the Zombie Lawyers

By | Apr.01.13 | 1 Comment

I sat in court recently listening as the plaintiff’s monotonous lawyer droned on about trivial irrelevancies. I watched the judge pretend to pay attention while most likely check[...]

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Balance

The Lonely Side of Solo Practice

By | Mar.05.13 | 6 Comments

Working for yourself is awesome. Working by yourself is awesome, too. You get to set your own hours, you can wear whatever you want—and you get to run your business your way. But[...]

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Nothing But the Ruth!

If You Build It, Will They Come?

By | Feb.04.13 | 2 Comments

Someone recently posed the following question on LinkedIn: Should a new solo attorney rent commercial space or work from home? The majority of respondents suggested she save her mo[...]

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