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Lexis® Hub for New Attorneys Podcast: Mary Kate Sheridan and Brian Dalton of Vault.com on Making Big Decisions-Tools for Prospective and Current Law Students
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

On this edition, Mary Kate Sheridan, Vault's Law Editor, and Brian Dalton, Director of Research & Consulting at Vault.com discuss factors to consider when evaluating a law school, available resources for those thinking about entering the legal... Read More

Secrets of Sucessful Attorneys
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by Ed Poll

Successful lawyers tend to work long hours and are focused and passionate about what they do. But the billable hour is only a method of accounting; it is not the reason for working long hours . Our success motivation as lawyers comes from loving what... Read More

Technology: Friend or Foe in the Battle for Work-Life Balance?
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by Mary Kate Sheridan

The ever-elusive work/life balance-is it possible to have it all in the legal world: the suit, the family, the marathon-training and the social life? Or is work/life balance just lip-service that sounds great in marketing materials but falls with a thud... Read More

Is the American Dream now the Impossible Dream? For Law Grads, Time Will Weather the Impossible.
Posted on 22 Sep 2010 by Travis Burchart

To dream the impossible dream ... To bear the unbearable sorrow . Those are the lyrics to the song "Impossible Dream" (preferably the Elvis version), the two lines illustrating the bookends of our current economic woes. Impossible dreams and... Read More

Career Advice You Can Learn from the Movies
Posted on 24 Sep 2010 by Lexis Hub Staff

Important lessons I've learned from the movies: Never assume a deranged killer is dead just because he's been shot multiple times in the chest. Don't panic if your plane has been hijacked by terrorists - a civilian will easily be... Read More

Professional Networking, Job Finding & Interview Preparation
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by Lexis Hub Staff

Tips to help you with Netowrking. Finding Jobs and Preparing for the Interview View Previously Recorded Webinar Read More

How to Choose an Employer: Lessons from LeBron James
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by Vault.com

With the current economic and unemployment conditions, it's unlikely that most of us will find ourselves in the kind of position LeBron James (was in recently)--aside, perhaps, from those working on Wall Street . A free agent, in case you hadn't... Read More

A Surplus of Attorneys--Three States Top the List
Posted on 30 Jun 2011 by Vault.com

According to one recent study, New York has a whole lot of lawyers with not a whole lot of legal stuff to do. The New York Times reported on a recent study by consulting company Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. ("EMSI") regarding the... Read More

Big Changes Predicted for Partnership Prospects
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by Lori Sieron

The Erosion of the Traditional Associate Promotion Model Continues As law firms look for ways to lower costs and appease client frustration over increasing attorney fees, the traditional law firm training and promotion model is rapidly changing. So... Read More

Part Time Lawyers Remain the Exception at Law Firms, Although Increases are Noted
Posted on 14 Jan 2011 by Lexis Hub Staff

The number of part time attorneys increased in 2010 to 6.4 percent. The majority are women, however the number of men practicing part time increased in a recent survey. The National Association of Law Placement (NALP) survey showed a jump in the ranks... Read More

Nearly 3,000 BigLaw Attorney Jobs Down the Drain
Posted on 6 May 2011 by Mary Kate Sheridan

Last week, the National Law Journal reported that the BigLaw attorney ranks dropped by 2,900 in 2010. So how can a loss of almost 3,000 have any positive spin? Compare the loss to the number of lawyers who exited BigLaw firms in 2009: 6,600-more than... Read More