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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 27, 2021
legal careers

New Associates: 4 Things You Can Do This Year to Shape Your Legal Career

Lauren Smith | Every new associate — indeed, every lawyer — should develop a plan with actionable steps to shape their career path. Consider these four things.

Lauren Smith - May 27, 2021
transferable skills

What Makes for a Great Transferable Skill? How to Uncover Even a Niche Lawyer’s Hard and Soft Skills

Annie Little |To unlock the power of your transferable skills, you must effectively describe your soft skills to employers.

Annie Little - March 15, 2021
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Coach-Curious? Tips for Working With a Professional Coach for Optimal Success

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Once I overcame my skepticism of professional coaching, it helped me gain clarity about what I want and why.

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - January 19, 2021
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Ditch the Resolutions and Challenge Yourself Instead

Jay Harrington | We all struggle to uphold the promises we make to ourselves. Here’s the good news: There’s a better way to reach your goals and become a more successful version of yourself.

Jay Harrington - January 11, 2021
Imposter Syndrome

Don’t Let Limiting Beliefs Stop You From Building Your Law Practice

Jay Harrington | Don't let imposter syndrome, perfectionism or a scarcity mindset hold you back from taking action on building your practice.

Jay Harrington - December 10, 2020
associate attorney 10 tips

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 - November 11, 2020
new attorney first assignment

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 - November 9, 2020
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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
dungeons & dragons better lawyer

How Dungeons & Dragons Can Make You a Better Lawyer

Dungeons & Dragons can be more than a tabletop role-playing game of hobbits, wizards and elves — it could also be some of the best soft skills training. I know, it’s insane. But stay with me, because I’m serious.

Bull Garlington - August 17, 2020
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