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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 »


Tech Tips Friday

Five Word Styles Lawyers Need to Know

By | Jul.14.17 | No Comments

Have you ever spent hours fine-tuning a Microsoft Word document to ensure a consistent “look and feel” throughout? If so, I suspect you don’t want to do that again. You especially don’t want to repeat the …Continue reading »


Innovation

Legal Incubators Help New Solo Practitioners Overcome Hurdles

By | Jul.10.17 | 2 Comments

It is said that new lawyers only face two challenges when opening their own practices: not knowing how to practice law and not knowing how to manage a practice. Other than that, the rest is easy. In …Continue reading »


New Associates

Three Tips to Overcome Impostor Syndrome as a Young Associate

By | Jun.27.17 | 1 Comment

Athletes often discuss the fact that each time they advance to the next level the game “speeds up.” The leap from high school to college ball is a significant one. Players are bigger, faster and …Continue reading »


Etiquette and image

Avoiding Dining Table Faux Pas

By | May.30.17 | 1 Comment

You’ve spent the whole conference trying to get close to that potential business source, and you’re finally going to sit together at a banquet table. Or maybe a meal at a fancy restaurant is part …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 »


Well Said!

Do You Deserve Business Development Training?

By | Mar.21.17 | No Comments

Having your own clients and business has long been characterized as “critical” for lawyers in firms of any size. Now, it’s considered a matter of survival. The days of paternalistic law firms maintaining client-less lawyers …Continue reading »


Introvert at Work

Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentors

By | Feb.22.17 | 2 Comments

I have always considered myself an introvert. I always admire those individuals who show no restraint as their laughter booms across the room, or who talk nonstop and excitedly to someone they have just met. …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Business Development Basics for Associates

By | Jan.06.17 | 1 Comment

OK, for starters, don’t panic. I know the idea of bringing in clients can be daunting. Secretly, most associates seem to feel that success in this area is either unlikely or impossible. Most associates want to …Continue reading »


Time Management

Why Are You at the Office Until 10 p.m.?

By | Oct.24.16 | 2 Comments

The early days of my legal career at a big firm involved lots of late nights at the office. It seemed like I was routinely getting home around 11 p.m. — often later. It was a …Continue reading »