Legal Careers


Critical Questions for Future Partners

Maybe You Should Pass Up That Partnership Offer (Really)

By | Aug.09.17 | No Comments

You’re in a small firm with one or more baby boomer senior partners, and they’ve just made you an offer of partnership. Congratulations. Maybe. Before you accept, there are lots of questions you should ask. Here …Continue reading »


Young Associates

The Stoic Associate: How to Deal with Feedback and Worry Less

By | Jul.24.17 | 1 Comment

For many young associates, their first “real” job is at a law firm. If you fall into this group, it’s likely that you’re receiving honest — sometimes glowing, sometimes harsh —  feedback about your work for the …Continue reading »


On Balance | Ethics

Can You Relocate Without Taking a New Bar Exam?

By | Jul.12.17 | 1 Comment

Whether you’re a military spouse, an adventurous spirit, want to be with aging parents or just want to move to another state, relocating once you are a licensed attorney brings special headaches. Unlike other licensed professions, …Continue reading »


New 'start fast' Associates Column

Path to a Successful Legal Career: Learn to Love the Process

By | May.24.17 | 2 Comments

A great deal has been said and written about the epidemic of the unhappy lawyer. Surveys suggest that career dissatisfaction among lawyers, and even rates of depression, are on the rise. According to research published …Continue reading »


Exit Strategy

Leaving Your Law Firm: Who Can You Tell, and When?

By | Apr.18.17 | No Comments

So, you’ve decided to leave your firm. One of the first questions that likely comes to mind is whether — and when — you can tell clients, your firm, colleagues and staff. As it turns out, …Continue reading »


The Business of You, Yourself and Thou

You’re Going to Need More Than One Bio

By | Apr.06.17 | No Comments

Regarding your self-promotion, I have good news and I have bad news. Good news: There are more opportunities to promote yourself than ever before. Bad news: The sprawl of marketing opportunities is so fractured and …Continue reading »


Get It Done

Believing in Your ‘Why’ Can Lead to Joy

By | Mar.22.17 | No Comments

“If you want to seize an opportunity, you must take risk. If you want to grow, you must make mistakes. If you want to reach your potential, you will have to take chances. If you …Continue reading »


Your Exit Strategy

Departing Your Law Firm Partnership: First Steps

By | Jan.31.17 | No Comments

So the time has come for you to depart your law firm. Maybe your book of business has outgrown the firm. Maybe the firm has charted a course that doesn’t include you. Maybe you just need a …Continue reading »


Enterprising Lawyer Q&A

Meet Joanne Wheeler, Space Lawyer

By | Jan.26.17 | No Comments

What is an “enterprising lawyer”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happy lawyers in the crowd — deeply invested in the power of the unique work they do. You probably …Continue reading »


Futures Week

Where Will the Legal Jobs Be in 2026?

By | Sep.28.16 | 1 Comment

The theme of the College of Law Practice Management’s 2016 Futures Conference, “What will Law Look Like in 2026?” brought out some deeply interesting thoughts. We’ve asked four speakers to summarize their presentations for our …Continue reading »