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Knowing Is Half the Battle: Pro Tips for Your First Assignment as an Associate

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Here are a few questions to consider asking when you get your first assignment. (Or any assignment!)

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - June 22, 2022
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Why Are You at the Office Until 10 p.m.?

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 busy time, so late nights were required. But not always. Looking back, ...

Jay Harrington - June 20, 2022
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Attorney at Work’s Gift Guide for Law School Graduates

Attorney at Work editors have you covered with some great law school graduation gift ideas to celebrate soon-to-be lawyers.

The Editors - June 9, 2022
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17 Things I Wish I Knew as a First-Year Associate

Jay Harrington | When you are a first-year associate, the way is fraught with booby-traps. Here are 17 tips to help you become an excellent attorney.

Jay Harrington - June 5, 2022
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Business Development Starters for Law Firm Associates

Sally Schmidt | Six associate business development activities to help young lawyers get a running start building their law practices.

Sally J. Schmidt - May 29, 2022
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This Is How You Build a Book of Business

Even if you are a brand-new associate, Jay Harrington says it's never too early to think about business development. Here are four principles to keep in mind as you get started.

Jay Harrington - May 29, 2022
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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 - May 28, 2022
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Understanding Your Law Firm’s Employee Benefits and Perks

If you’re an associate or other employee at a law firm, you want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of the benefits your firm offers. And if you’re a partner in a smaller firm, you should be aware of what employees will be expecting from ...

Ryan McPherson - May 27, 2022
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10 Tips to Help First-Year Attorneys Cope With Stress While Working from Home

Jay Harrington | Many of this year’s new associate attorneys are working from home, without the traditional safety nets. Here are 10 tips for coping with stress and staying resilient.

Jay Harrington - May 25, 2022
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A Growth Mindset, Paired With Daily Deliberate Practice, Is Key to Lawyers’ Business Development Success

Jay Harrington | A growth mindset, manifested through daily business development activity, is the lead domino for achieving your long-term career goals.

Jay Harrington - May 24, 2022
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