Financial Tips for Attorneys a Few Years Out of Law School

By | Mar.21.18 | No Comments

In an earlier post, “Money Management Tips for New Associates,” we focused on how freshly minted lawyers can start their financial life on the right foot. Now let’s fast-forward a few years and consider some …Continue reading »

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Understanding Your Law Firm’s Employee Benefits and Perks

By | Feb.21.18 | No Comments

If you’re an associate or other employee at a law firm, you want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of the benefits your firm offers. And if you’re a partner in a smaller firm, …Continue reading »

Work With Your Strengths

For Business Development, Do What Comes Naturally

By | Feb.13.18 | 1 Comment

It is no secret that business development is a necessary component of the business of law. Whether a solo practitioner or a member of a large firm, you have a level of responsibility for maintaining …Continue reading »

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Advice to New Associates on Becoming a Rainmaker

By | Jan.29.18 | No Comments

You passed the bar and got your first job in a law firm. Congratulations. Now it’s time to start becoming a rainmaker. “Whoa,” you say. “Slow down. Become a rainmaker? I still have to become a real …Continue reading »

Do's and Don'ts

Money Management Tips for New Associates

By | Jan.17.18 | No Comments

Congratulations! You survived law school, passed the bar and got a job. By now you’re somewhat settled in. Some partners have learned your name, and you’ve received a few paychecks. So, what will you do with …Continue reading »

Practice Management

Four Productivity Building Blocks of Effective, Efficient and Happy Lawyers

By | Dec.26.17 | 1 Comment

Recently I posed this question to lawyers: “Why are you at the office until 10 p.m.?” Working late from time to time is an unavoidable consequence of being a lawyer. Still, many lawyers fail to structure …Continue reading »

Young Associates

For a Young Associate, Practice Makes Perfect

By | Nov.29.17 | No Comments

Across professions, there is a process to mastery. Hard work and perseverance don’t guarantee success, but it’s almost impossible to achieve success without them. This is particularly true in the legal profession, which is as …Continue reading »

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Look in the Mirror: Associates Hold the Key to Their Own Happiness

By | Oct.23.17 | No Comments

In a 1955 essay in The Economist, Cyril Northcote Parkinson, a British historian, described a phenomenon that would come to be called “Parkinson’s Law.” His key insight: “Work expands so as to fill the time …Continue reading »

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Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate

By | Sep.20.17 | No Comments

When I was practicing law at a large firm, the associate annual review period was always an interesting time around the office. This may not be true at all firms, and perhaps there’s more frequent …Continue reading »


How to Generate ROI as a Young Lawyer

By | Aug.29.17 | 2 Comments

Your law firm cares about your personal and professional growth. But make no mistake, the law is a business — often a cutthroat one. Your firm has made a big investment in you in terms …Continue reading »