New Lawyers


Aligning Idealistic Ambition and Practical Reality

A Lawyer’s Search for Right Livelihood

By | Jul.06.18 | No Comments

Everyone knows that lawyers dominate leadership positions in everything from the PTA to political offices. We are pillars of our communities and more generous with our time and resources than just about any other profession. …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 »


Getting Referrals

Networking with Successful Lawyers: A Counterintuitive Tip

By | Mar.14.18 | No Comments

Ryan Nevin’s article “Ways to Get Clients After Hanging Out Your Shingle” has some great tips. He’s right that you should network with attorneys who don’t do what you do to get referrals. But that’s …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 »


Young Associates

For a Young Associate, Practice Makes Perfect

By | Nov.29.17 | No Comments

Across professions, there is a process to mastery. Hard work and perseverance don’t guarantee success, but it’s almost impossible to achieve success without them. This is particularly true in the legal profession, which is as …Continue reading »


Young Associates

Look in the Mirror: Associates Hold the Key to Their Own Happiness

By | Oct.23.17 | No Comments

In a 1955 essay in The Economist, Cyril Northcote Parkinson, a British historian, described a phenomenon that would come to be called “Parkinson’s Law.” His key insight: “Work expands so as to fill the time …Continue reading »


Young Associates

Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate

By | Sep.20.17 | No Comments

When I was practicing law at a large firm, the associate annual review period was always an interesting time around the office. This may not be true at all firms, and perhaps there’s more frequent …Continue reading »


YOUNG ASSOCIATES

How to Generate ROI as a Young Lawyer

By | Aug.29.17 | No Comments

Your law firm cares about your personal and professional growth. But make no mistake, the law is a business — often a cutthroat one. Your firm has made a big investment in you in terms …Continue reading »


Personal Best

Tips for the Well-Dressed (Male) Lawyer

By | Aug.22.17 | 2 Comments

Every new parent knows there are far more clothing options for baby girls than for baby boys. While selections have improved in the past decade or so, it can still be a struggle to find …Continue reading »


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Build It! The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development

By | Aug.20.17 | No Comments

Big firm or small, there’s a single question the partners ask about young associates: “Is she a keeper?” And, while legal skills certainly count, we all know what ultimately swings the pendulum on that question. “Can she …Continue reading »