Associates


Make Room for Joy

Busy Lawyers Must Learn to Say No

By | May.09.18 | No Comments

There’s a saying that goes, “If you want something done, ask the busiest person in the room.” Many of us have been that person at one time or another — or felt a pang of …Continue reading »


The Satisfaction Dilemma

Confronting Lawyer Turnover in Law Firms

By | May.02.18 | No Comments

Turnover in law firms, especially with young lawyers, is at its highest level ever. Nothing law firms have done to date has reversed this trend and the damage to firms is almost unfathomable. Thanks to …Continue reading »


The Essential Associate

A Young Lawyer’s Path to Prosperity: Build a Powerful Personal Brand

By | Apr.04.18 | No Comments

To borrow a phrase from Charles Dickens, for young lawyers in today’s legal market, it’s both the best of times and the worst of times. Worst of times because there’s no place to hide. Clients …Continue reading »


Well Said!

More Rainmaking Advice for New Associates: Earning Partner Preference

By | Mar.27.18 | No Comments

My last post, “Advice to New Associates on Becoming a Rainmaker,” prompted a number of responses along the lines of, “Step one was helpful, but you don’t really think you can get away without giving us …Continue reading »


YOUR MONEY

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 »


Your Money

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 | No Comments

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 »


Well Said!

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 | No Comments

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 »