Career Questions Answered!

In one of the toughest economic climates for lawyers in decades, how to find your first job in the legal profession and what to do when you land it can lead to more questions than ever. Career Counselor and Executive Coach Sheila Nielsen is prepared to answer the tough questions. She has assisted thousands...

Grit and a Growth Mindset

There seems to be a general lament among the elder generation of lawyers in regards to the quality of new law school graduates. Simultaneously, there is also a cacophony of complaints from recent law school graduates about the general state of the legal profession and the dissonance between what they...

Personal Strategic Planning for Associates and New Attorneys

What, precisely, is that is going to make you special (or even more special) in the marketplace over the next few years? Would you like to develop a specialized expertise in a particular technical area, in certain types of transaction, in the problems of certain types of clients? You probably can develop...

How to Handle Mistakes

Today we will focus on a situation we ALL are familiar with - a mistake. In this profession, mistakes are inevitable and we all make them, I promise. They come in a variety of fashions - missed deadlines, tardy to a meeting, poor strategy decisions, or just flat out poor execution on a project. While...