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    The Conflicted Billable Hour

    Billable hours as a Source of Conflict in Law Firms Editors note: This post is the final in a series of reports on the state of the billable hour. All of this adds up to a surprisingly stark conflicts between the interests of law firms and those...

    How to Get the Inside Scoop on Legal Jobs

    In part of our job-hunting series for 3Ls and recent law grads, Katie Slater of Career Infusion Coaching provides tactical tips for getting insider information on job listings and potential openings. Try to Contact Someone Before Submitting Your Application...

    Summer Associates: Do You Have What it Takes to Suceed?

    Final exams are wrapping up, and it's time to get ready for a twelve-week long interview-also known as the summer associate program. Being a summer associate is certainly fun-get ready for delicious meals and enough activities to rival any sleepaway...

    Plan for Retirement Even as You Start Your Legal Career

    As lawyers reach their 60s, many start to plan for retirement. But consider a recent USA Today headline: "Seniors Decide Retirement Doesn't Suit Them, Keep Working." On that point, you may have read of the recent retirement from private...

    How I Prepared for the Bar Exam

    People keep asking for advice on how to prepare for the bar exam, so I thought it might be useful to write about how I studied for the bar. Naturally, I can't necessarily recommend that you prepare in the same way, but I'll tell you what I was...

    Networking the Smart Way

    First, get over your fear of networking. How? Treat it as an opportunity to meet and get to know new friends. As I said in another post , don't put pressure on yourself by thinking you have to come away with a new contact or client every time. Just...

    Public Speaking: Tips on Doing Well

    One of the key ingredients for a successful speaking engagement is to be nervous as hell before you start. It does not mean you should be trembling in your shoes, but if you are not a little on edge, you will generally fall flat. At least that's what...

    Time Management Tips for New Attorneys and Associates. You CAN Do it All!

    Follow this link to register TODAY on the Lexis Hub, your premier resource for free career advice and guidance! If you struggle with managing your day and making time for your work and personal life, we completely get it. Check out this system for...

    10 Things You Need to Know as You Start Your First Law Job

    When you show up for work at a law firm, you realize pretty quickly that there's a lot to learn. Some things people will tell you, but there's a lot of stuff no one's going to tell you. Having been on both sides of the equation (as the...

    Be Prepared: Summer Associate Success May Equal Career Success

    A successful stint as a summer associate may become a direct pathway to an offer to join the firm after graduation. That's what many summer associates are hoping for anyway, so prepare yourself with advice and resources that will help you make a great...