Legal Careers


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 »


The Future of Law

What Will Law Look Like in 2026?

By | Sep.25.16 | No Comments

The 2016 Futures Conference featured a crowd of wonderful speakers with provocative ideas. The theme, “What Will Law Look Like in 2026?” brought out some deeply interesting ideas. We asked four conference speakers to summarize their presentations: The …Continue reading »


Skill Building

Keep Growing: What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

By | Jul.19.16 | 1 Comment

It’s always interesting to me how many lawyers still think a successful law practice centers on knowing lots of legal principles. The reality is, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s true that you know …Continue reading »


Attorney at Work Classic

Truth About Going to Law School: Where’s the Value?

By | Jun.07.16 | 1 Comment

This summer, as graduates prepare for their next steps — whether they’re heading off to law school, or studying for the bar then starting a new job — it’s likely you know someone (maybe you?) who’s …Continue reading »


Shape the Law Unconference

Women Lawyers Create Their Own Agenda

By | May.04.16 | No Comments

Last Friday, dozens of women gathered at the San Francisco offices of Seyfarth Shaw for the first Shape the Law unconference. No, no. You didn’t misread, and that isn’t a typo. Popular in the technology world, an …Continue reading »


Book Review

‘The Future of the Professions’: A Complex Crystal Ball

By | Feb.17.16 | 7 Comments

No one would describe “The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts” as a light and frothy read. We are huge fans of Richard Susskind’s previous books and his …Continue reading »


Career Power

New to Your Firm: Overcoming Performance Anxiety

By | Dec.15.15 | 3 Comments

The interviews and the wining and dining are behind you. You’ve accepted the position and joined your new law firm. You’re excited by the opportunity, but you worry about your initial performance. You promoted your skills, experience …Continue reading »


Adventurist's Guide

Strategies to Survive the Office Holiday Party

By | Dec.10.15 | No Comments

As an outdoor adventurist and professional mountain climber, I’ve faced my share of life-or-death situations — all the way from the tundra of Denali Park to the summit of Mt. Everest. But as frightening as …Continue reading »


Managing

Fork in the Road: Do You Take the Job, or Stay Solo?

By | Oct.13.15 | 1 Comment

Imagine the following scenario: You’ve got a nice little Saturday going: You didn’t get the job you wanted coming out of law school, but you’ve been running your own solo law practice for a few …Continue reading »