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first-year associate

17 Things I Wish I Knew as a First-Year Associate

A family friend will be graduating from law school this spring and starting his career at a large law firm next fall. Asked to provide some advice, I started compiling tips and recommendations — things to do and not to do. As I considered my own ...

Jay Harrington - May 23, 2022
changing jobs

Changing Jobs: Use This Process to Figure Out if It’s Time to Go

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Is it time to change jobs or can you grow where you're planted?

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - May 12, 2022
Elena Kohn

Q&A With Elena Kohn: Balancing the Fundamentals

Women in Law Series | Elena Kohn, Associate Regional Chief Legal Officer at AdventHealth, says empathy and EQ make you a more successful lawyer.

Tatia Gordon-Troy - April 28, 2022
outside interests

This Is Why You Should Never Give Up Outside Interests

Building a life outside the office is essential for sustaining a long, satisfying and successful career as a practicing lawyer.

Alyson Galusha - April 26, 2022
Harry Nelson Top Lawyers

Harry Nelson: How to Be a Top Lawyer in Your Field

Chere Estrin | The Nelson Hardiman founder, whose healthcare advocacy work has led to numerous awards, puts an emphasis on delivering the message clearly and succinctly.

Chere Estrin - April 6, 2022
client email

4 Tips to Help Junior Lawyers Effectively Communicate via Email With Clients

Zana Tomich | Before you become an expert in the practice of law, you can (and should) become an expert in client service.

Zana Tomich - April 5, 2022
Sivonnia DeBarros

Sivonnia DeBarros: How to Be a Top Lawyer in Your Field

"Protector of athletes" Sivonnia DeBarrros on having the confidence to build a six-figure, woman-owned law firm — and five things you need to succeed in your niche.

Chere Estrin - March 23, 2022
new lawyers

The Secret Sauce for Communicating With the Boss as a New Lawyer

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Empathy, relationship-building and a customer-service mindset are key communication ingredients for new lawyers.

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - March 8, 2022
establish a niche practice

Narrow Your Focus, Establish a Niche and Grow Your Law Practice

Jay Harrington | When building a practice, don’t try to serve everyone. Focus on serving someone. Others will follow.

Jay Harrington - February 9, 2022
email overload

Redefining What It Means to Be ‘Responsive’ to Clients

Jay Harrington | Spending too much time responding to email leads to too much stress because too little is getting done during the day.

Jay Harrington - January 12, 2022
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