Let's Get to Work
Get practice ready with critical skills you need to impress your employer.
Are you practice ready?
It’s time to get to work and you need to be ready to impress. Your professors have prepared you to think like a lawyer. Now you have to put your knowledge into practice.
LexisNexis Prepare to Practice was built on feedback from summer associates, legal interns and judicial clerks to ensure you understand the common tasks you’ll face no matter where you “get to work.”
Summer Associate Survival Guides and Tips
Whether you’re working in a large, medium, or small firm you’ll need to adapt to the firm culture to succeed. Below are links to a few key Practical Guidance articles authored by law firm associates giving you the inside scoop on how to impress as a summer associate.
- Accepting or Declining an Offer
- Feedback and Performance Review Tips
- Office Etiquette and Fashion
- Pro Bono Tips
- Summer Associate Survival Glossary
- Summer Associate Survival Guide
- Summer Associate Practice Area Resource Kits
Working at the Federal Government
If you’re going to work for the federal government, then you’ll want to know what to expect. Watch the on-demand recording of our popular Working at the Federal Government webinar. You’ll learn about all angles of federal service.
- US. Courts (first 20 minutes): Federal clerkships are not easy but walking into that clerkship with some quick tricks will save you time and help you impress your judge. This session also discusses what LexisNexis ID to use and common clerkship tasks.
- Department of Justice (second 20 minutes): This session focuses on secondary sources the DOJ frequently references; administrative codes and regulations; news; and forms. This part of the webinar also covers what LexisNexis ID to use and common DOJ tasks.
- Federal Agencies (last 20 minutes): This session covers the more common tasks across federal agencies including searching administrative and agency decisions; administrative codes and regulations; public records; and news. You’ll also learn what LexisNexis ID to use.
Want to go solo?
If you’re thinking about starting your own solo practice, here are some resources to help. The articles below are a sampling from the LexisNexis Small Law Resource Center. The insights will help you build, grow and run a successful practice.
- Business Plan for a Startup Law Office
- Five Ways Solo Practitioners and Small Firms Can Upgrade Their Legal Technology
- Artificial Intelligence: The Not-So-Secret Weapon of the Small Firm Attorney
- Stress Management Tips for Solo Practitioners
- Six Budget-Friendly Marketing Tips for the Small Law Firm
- How to Change Your Practice Area and Get Up to Speed
- eBook: Flying Solo – A Survival Guide For The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer
Public Interest Resources
Equal Justice Practice Center – Find Law360 Justice Reports, Statutes & Pending Legislation, and other top sources.
Voting Rights Resource Kit – Resources on voting rights in the U.S., with links to advocacy organizations. In addition, this resource kit provides links to primary law, secondary sources, and news articles in Lexis to help you understand the legal landscape of voting rights protections.
Protestors’ Rights Resource Kit - Resources to inform protesters and the press covering protests of their legal rights. The resources also provide practical tips when in a protest or in encounters with law enforcement.
Racial Equality & Police Reform – Curated state & local legislative and regulatory information for purposes of tracking government action.
Law360 Access to Justice – Expert analysis and articles on equal justice issues.
ABA Public Interest Career Assistance – Information about school-specific specialized public interest counseling & programs, as well as other helpful resources for students searching for public interest employment.
Equal Justice Works - Nonprofit organization bringing together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, legal services organizations, and supporters to facilitate employment opportunities and promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice.
PSJD - Online clearinghouse for law students and lawyers to connect with public interest job listings and career-building resources.
Lexis+ Practice Centers – Select a practice area and get all the research resources for that practice area organized in one location. Practice Centers are a one-stop shop for all things practice area.