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executive presence
Unpacking Executive Presence for Young Lawyers

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Now that I’m in-house, executive presence is a phrase I hear often, usually in conversations about influence and leadership.

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - May 31, 2024
law school graduation gifts
Attorney at Work’s 2024 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 - May 3, 2024
freemasons
Freemasonry Might Be the Cure for Gen Z Men’s Desperate Loneliness

Bull Garlington | If you’re in your twenties or early thirties, there’s a good chance you are isolated as hell.

Bull Garlington - February 25, 2024
career Growth
Three Tips for Owning Your Career as a Young Lawyer

Meyling Ly Ortiz | One of the most pernicious myths for young lawyers is that someone will teach you everything you need to know about practicing law.

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - February 13, 2024
accepting your mistakes
How to Handle a Mistake as a Young Lawyer

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Almost everything is fixable if you catch it early enough.

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - January 12, 2024
first-year associate
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 - November 12, 2023
build your lawyer network
Three Places to Spend Your Networking Time

Meyling Ly Ortiz | You are never too young (or too old) to build a network. Here are three places to start that won't feel fake.

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - September 19, 2023
book of business
This Is How You Build a Book of Business

Jay Harrington | Even if you're a brand-new associate, it's never too early to think about business development.

Jay Harrington - July 9, 2023
in-person time
Showing Up: How to Boost Young Lawyers’ Success in a Hybrid World

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Want to build relationships with the partners? In-person time at the office is a must for young lawyers in a hybrid work environment.

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - May 11, 2023
Ready, Boss? Tips for Leading Your Team as a New Attorney

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Most young lawyers aren’t prepared to supervise coworkers. Here is some much-needed advice on leading teams — and gaining their respect.

Meyling Ly and Fermin Llaguno - March 11, 2023
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