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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
time-keeping

Three Timekeeping Tips for Brand-New Lawyers

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Law firms often miss the mark — presuming they spend any time at all mentoring young associates — with teaching timekeeping.

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - May 11, 2021
in-house corporate counsel

Three Tips for Starting Off Strong When Going In-House

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Starting your first job in-house? Here are a few suggestions for making a successful transition.

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - March 9, 2021
professional coaching

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
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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 - November 11, 2020
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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 - 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
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Lawyers Suck at Listening: Three Ways to Turn It Around

Oh, don’t act so shocked. You know it’s true. Even if you’re an exceptionally sensitive lawyer, you’re still stuck dealing with other lawyers. And you’re not exactly a fan of being cut off, condescended to and treated as though your time isn’t ...

Annie Little - August 27, 2020
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