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Legal Mentoring

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The Power of List Making

New Column | Meyling Ly, Managing Counsel of Employment at Toyota Motor North America, shares career advice for young lawyers, starting with using the "Done-List" to show your value.

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - September 8, 2020
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How to give Good Feedback Without Feeling Like a Bosshole

Feedback is the fastest, least expensive way to change behavior quickly in the workplace. Here's how to do it.

Dina Eisenberg - July 12, 2019
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What Motivates Millennials? Ways Law Firms Are Retaining Young Lawyers

To check turnover and retain more lawyers, firms look to what inspires and fulfills millennials.

Jamie Spannhake - June 10, 2019
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New Lawyers Should Have More Than One Mentor

Wouldn't it be nice to have a board of directors to guide your career?

Amy Timmer - May 1, 2019

‘Balancing the Scales’: Have Women Lawyers’ Expectations Changed in the Past 50 Years?

History lessons and takeaways from a panel around "Balancing the Scales," a documentary about challenges women lawyers have faced.

Kristin Tyler - April 4, 2019
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Retired Partners Are Valuable Law Firm Resources

Ida Abbot explains the benefits of retired partner groups, pointing to Faegre Benson's successful program and more ideas you can use.

Ida O. Abbott - October 24, 2018

60-Minute Mentoring: Less Complicated, More Efficient — and Much More Enjoyable

In this timely new book, Amy Timmer and Matthew Cristiano describe how episodic "60-minute" mentoring works — and you can use it to become a better law student, lawyer and colleague.

Joan Feldman - September 25, 2018
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Sponsors Are the New Mentors, Especially for Women

Ida Abbott's provocative and timely book gives men everything they need to sponsor — not merely mentor — professional women into leadership roles.

Ida O. Abbott - September 21, 2018

Five Ways to Find a Mentor

"What you need is a mentor!" Everyone keeps telling you to find a mentor. But if you knew how to get one, you would probably already have one, right? When you look at the people around you, it may be that you already have a mentor—you just ...

Wendy Werner - July 27, 2012