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Landing a Job in The Legal Profession: Career Guidance Webcasts
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by Lexis Hub Staff

Career advice and guidance to help you launch your legal career. Career Help Webcasts NEW! ABA 2011 President-Elect Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III NEW! What it takes to be a Prosecutor and a Judge Alternative and Pro Bono Career... Read More

Handling Constructive Feedback Like a Professional
Posted on 24 Jun 2012 by Desiree Moore

One of the more difficult things to get used to when you are working in a law firm (or other corporate) environment is the idea of constructive feedback. No matter how constructive the feedback, it can feel offensive, or off-putting. Instead of energizing... Read More

Professionally, When Should a Woman Act More Like a Man (and Vice Versa?)
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 by Lori Sieron

Women have made great strides in the workplace over the last several decades, but continue encountering a glass ceiling when it comes to landing top positions. Demonstrating the right mix of behaviors at work is a delicate balancing act. Researchers from... Read More

Grit and a Growth Mindset
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by Keith Lee, Esq.

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... Read More

How to Handle Mistakes
Posted on 14 Jul 2011 by Craig Salner

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... Read More

Making a Good Impression at Your New Firm
Posted on 28 Aug 2011 by Mary Kate Sheridan

Making a good first impression is critical for laying the groundwork of a successful career. How many times have you judged a person from an initial meeting? Your new boss and co-workers may similarly judge you during your first few weeks on the job.... Read More

Marketing Yourself and Your Career
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by Desiree Moore

Whether you are a law student, new lawyer, or experienced practitioner, you should be thinking about how you are going to market your practice and build your book of business every day. This is the best way to ensure that your career - and the direction... Read More

Personal Strategic Planning for Associates and New Attorneys
Posted on 29 Apr 2011 by Keith Lee, Esq.

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... Read More

Turning Unemployment into Something Positive for You
Posted on 14 Aug 2011 by Jon Minners

Unemployment: The Best Thing to Ever Happen to You You sit there with your face in your hands, wondering how it could have happened to you. You just got laid off from your job and you feel empty, lost, and uncertain about your future. Despite the unemployment... Read More

Why You Should Take a Vacation from Work
Posted on 19 Aug 2011 by Jon Minners

The summer is almost over and you haven't enjoyed one bit of it. The recent rumblings of another recession have left you scared to do anything, but work hard and often for fear of losing your job should there be another round of layoffs. You're... Read More

Finding a Job in the Legal Profession in this Tough Economy
Posted on 26 Nov 2010 by Sheila Nielsen, M.S.W. J.D.

As a new grad fresh out of law school and looking for a job, I don't need to tell you how tough it is to figure out where the opportunities exist that could work for you. In fact part of the trick of a good job search is to figure out the answer to... Read More

Game-Inspired Career Motivation
Posted on 12 Mar 2012 by Vault.com

Ever wonder why it's so hard to focus on work, but you can effortlessly play Words With Friends for hours? The steady flow of challenges and rewards may be the reason why your motivation to play games exceeding that to fill in spreadsheets. And... Read More

The Duty to Speak Up
Posted on 10 Apr 2012 by Norman Clark

What do airlines and successful law firms have in common? An article by Alan Levin and Mary Schlangenstein provides one interesting answer: When people think that something is going wrong, they speak up. The article is based on an incident earlier... Read More

Career Responsibility: Doing Good Even if it isn't Your Job
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by Vault.com

The concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been the source of much controversy over the years. Some believe that corporations have a responsibility to do nothing more than turn a profit. Others, meanwhile, think that companies should take... Read More

Juggling a Family and a Legal Career
Posted on 24 Jun 2011 by Keith Lee, Esq.

I was recently asked this question by a reader: I see that you had a baby during law school. Other than the tips from the post about outside time commitments, any advice for an upcoming 1L with two tots and a wife? I was going to reply privately... Read More