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A Guide to Lexis Resources for Getting a Great Job
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by Lexis Hub Staff

LexisNexis can help you when you are looking for your first job in the legal profession. Stand out above the other candidates, connect with legal professionals and find the research and information you need to prepare for your interviews. Click here... Read More

Professional Networking
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by Martindale Hubbell Connected

Simplify your Networking The benefits of a strong professional network are immeasurable for your career. Get started now or grow your existing network. Featured Groups: Join the Associates and New Attorneys Group . Looking for the Law Student... Read More

Future of the Legal Industry Study Generates Questions about the Effectiveness of Legal Education
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by Lexis Hub

At a panel discussion of legal industry leaders, “Evolution or Revolution: The Future of the Law Firm Business Model,” the effectiveness of the legal education system became a major focus. The program, sponsored by LexisNexis to discuss the... Read More

Associates Gain Valuable Experience and Help Others Simultaneously
Posted on 1 Dec 2009 by Lexis Hub

Apprenticeships give law school grads experience the right way Having written critically about the implications of major law firms offering newly hired associates to fill vacant judiciary clerkships, it seems only fair to cite a more positive trend... Read More

More Firms Report Changes in Fee Structures to Adjust to Economy, Client Preference
Posted on 5 Jan 2010 by LexisNexis

Contrary to national trends, partners at some firms said business was good in 2009 - and they expect it to improve in the new year. Some also acknowledge, however, that significant challenges could transform the standard law firm business model in place... Read More

Associate Salaries--How Low Can They Go?
Posted on 17 Nov 2009 by Lexis Hub

Firms have been cutting salaries recently, and some have been laying off attorneys for some time now, but it would be interesting to know how firms are deciding how many people to cut or how much to cut salaries, given that it seems impossible that they... Read More

Time to Change Traditional Law Firm Recruiting Practices
Posted on 9 Oct 2009 by Lori Sieron

After the recent cancellations of some top firms’ associate programs and deferrals of associates’ offers, many big firms are rethinking their recruitment processes from the ground up. Some are slashing first year salaries and others are reconsidering... Read More

Network Your Way into a New Job
Posted on 2 Jan 2011 by Lexis Hub

The Art of the Informal Interview You've certainly noticed that some law firms have weathered the Great Recession better than others. Mid-level associates at firms that have gone through rounds of layoffs and even salary cuts must be wondering... Read More

How to Prevent Yourself from Becoming “Fungible”
Posted on 3 Feb 2010 by Jonathan Moyer

“ He told me think about it . . . you’re fungible ” – this is a mentor of mine telling me what a partner once told him when he was a junior associate – “ and I thought about it and I realized he was right . . . so the... Read More

Why Do Firms Throw Away Good Associates?
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by Ed Poll

Not every player on a basketball team is expected to be a star; should every lawyer in a law firm be expected to be a rainmaker? The question arises because not every associate who does good work can develop new work. If the associate is doing good work... Read More

Alternate Careers in Public Service
Posted on 9 Feb 2010 by Michael G. Bergmann

Mike Bergmann is the Director of Programs for the Public Interest Law Initiative, a group that helps young lawyers cultivate an interest in public service careers. During an interview with LexisNexis Community Manager Lisa McManus, Mike provides his insight... Read More

Finding Jobs Through Your Social Network
Posted on 8 Jan 2010 by Lexis Hub

We all know that in this tight job market, it takes creativity and persistence to find and get a job. Social networking is quickly becoming the most important aspect of any job search. Knowing this is one thing. Making the most of it is quite another... Read More

Bringing Specialist Training to the 21st Century
Posted on 19 Jan 2010 by Ed Poll

A recent survey by the National Association for Law Placement suggested that approximately 2 percent of 2008 law school graduates opened a solo practice within nine months of graduation. According to the American Bar Association, there were more than... Read More

Tossing Tradition Aside—Redesigned Associate Training Programs Replace Lockstep Models at Top Firms
Posted on 30 Oct 2009 by Associate

The “silver lining” in the cloud of recent law firm layoffs and associate deferrals is emerging in the form of realigned associate development programs at some large law firms. New skill training and achievement-based programs are replacing... Read More

Public Interest Law Initiative: Annual Pro Bono Event
Posted on 24 Mar 2010 by Michael G. Bergmann

The annual "Celebrating Pro Bono" reception is PILI's annual opportunity to spotlight pro bono relationships and successes and the work of PILI's Pro Bono Initiative. Attendees include law firm and corporate attorneys, paralegals... Read More