Do’s, Don’ts, Fashion Faux Pas and Office Etiquette for Summer Associates

Sometimes what appears to be obvious to seasoned attorneys and professionals with many years of experience may not be as clear to those entering the profession. Take for example these tales of summer associate blunders noted in Above the Law 's Collection of Funny Summer Associate Stories. How...

Summer Associate and New Lawyer Advice from Around the Web

A few posts around the web today on advice for law students heading into summer jobs. Most of it is applicable to new lawyers as well. Excerpts below: Prawfsblog : Getting an Assignment Always have a pad and pen. When given an assignment ask questions. Better to ask even the dumbest question...

Lawyers with a Low Price: The Non-Partner Track

Economic conditions have led to some creative cost saving measures at law firms. One of them, the non-partnership track for new lawyers, means a reduced status and salary for those accept the positions. This second tier of attorneys know from the start they will make less than half the salary of traditional...