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    How Makeup can Boost Your Career Credibility

    Career women-if you want to be taken more seriously on the job or in interviews, a Harvard study suggests wearing makeup. The value of being attractive and looking good has never been questioned, but now research shows it is also linked to credibility...

    Outgrowing the Cultural Foundations of BigLaw

    The general explanation for the lengths BigLaw is willing to go to preserve its antiquated and crumbling structure lies somewhere in the engrained legal culture of the large law firm. The relevant actors have tried to maintain the hierarchical dynamic...

    Market Power: Universities Can Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is

    In bad economic times, power shifts from suppliers to demanders. In the legal market, that means from lawyers seeking jobs to law firms, and from law firms seeking clients and work to clients. One important group of institutional clients that it's...

    Universities as Legal Clients: What Can They Do?

    In Building a Better Legal Profession's recent post, "Universities Can Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is," we talked about the fact that universities, big buyers of legal services, have lots of institutional reasons to think about...

    Success is a Journey: Paths for New Attorneys

    Successful lawyers tend to work long hours and are focused and passionate about what they do. But in the effort to excel, made more intense by the pressure of economics, trying too much to succeed can cause problems for lawyers. Those who don't have...

    The Proactive Lawyer

    When I graduated from law school, there were systems in place to point us in a direction. That was way back in 1987, when systems still seemed reliable and functioned well for those who were amenable to them. In law, that included about 95% of us. The...

    Career Questions Answered!

    In one of the toughest economic climates for lawyers in decades, how to find your first job in the legal profession and what to do when you land it can lead to more questions than ever. Career Counselor and Executive Coach Sheila Nielsen is prepared to...

    Associate Salaries-Money vs. Quality of Life

    What’s more important to you – your salary or your social life? As income increases lead to rising billable hour requirements and less time for family, friends and fun, associates should take stock in what’s most important to them. ...

    More Support for Practical Experience in Legal Education

    An interview with a recent law school graduate and mid-sized law firm senior partner on graduate preparadness to practice. The LexisNexis survey " The Future of the Legal Industry " revealed that 35 percent of law school graduates don't...

    New Career, New Job Jitters? De-Stress Your First Day

    Does it Feel Like the First Day of School Again? Don't Worry, the Same Rules Apply By Tiffany Lewis, Director, Global Recruiting Operations, LexisNexis First, start with the basics.... Make sure you are prepared for day one. Where do you need...

    Law Schools Should Help Students Plan Their Careers, Not Place Them in Jobs

    For the last 25 years, I have written and spoken about the defects of traditional law schools although my primary effort since 1994 has been advising those negatively affected by the failures of traditional legal education - law students and dissatisfied...

    Legal Processing Outsourcing – Do You Need It? – Do You Want It?

    One of the latest trends in the legal practice is outsourcing some of the work to outside firms and overseas companies. With legal fees at most firms ranging from $300 to $1,000 per hour, clients seeking to reduce costs may welcome the use of personnel...

    Parental Leave Policies

    Is a firm’s parental leave policy an issue for you? The Associate Pirate has been posting a running table of maternity and paternity leave policies based on survey reponses, comments, and tips. View the maternity leave table. View the paternity...

    Comparing Law Firm Metrics

    Wondering how the associate salaries in the firms you are considering compare? What about billable hour requirements? And how many attorneys are in that office, anyway? Alreadybored.com maintains a comparative list of large firms by region that sets forth...

    Professor Bowman on Interviewing Techniques

    Professor Greg W. Bowman gave a talk at Mississippi College School of Law on interviewing techniques. The video is available online here at the Mississippi School of Law website. According to Professor Bowman’s blog, he has used these techniques...

    What Area of Law Interests You Most?

    During your summer employment you may be exposed to several different practice areas. Are any of them especially appropriate for you? To help you decide, here’s a brief overview of five different practice areas: corporate, securities, patents, labor...

    Gas at $4.00 Per Gallon – How to Cope

    You just graduated law school or opened the door to your new law firm. The price of getting back and forth to the office may be higher than what you may earn in those first few weeks, or months. How do you cope? The Law School Graduate Passing...

    Everything You Wanted to Know About Starting Bonuses but Were Afraid to Ask

    Wondering who has the best bar reimbursements, stipends and bonuses, salary advances, moving expenses, stub bonuses, and payback requirements? Above the Law has created an aggregated table based on comments and tips that were submitted. Also available...

    Postponed Starting Dates

    Given the current economic climate, cost-cutting measures at Biglaw are not surprising. Belts are tightening all around. How widespread is the problem? Several sources are reporting on the phenomenon. Law.com reports that Howard Rice has delayed several...

    Professional Associations

    The links below will take you to information about associations focused on the legal professions and their Web sites. American Association of Law Libraries American Bar Association American Health Lawyers Association Association of Corporate...

    Bar Associations

    This section includes profiles of and links to state, national and international Bar associations. The information includes current officers, organization profiles, contacts, annual meetings, and sections. International Bar Associations Inter...

    More Thoughts About How Lawyers Should be Trained

    Regular readers may recall my strong belief that young lawyers do not learn in law school the fundamentals of what they need to know to practice law. In contrast to doctors, who put in years of residency, hospital and clinic work and other apprenticeships...

    How Do You Learn to Be a Lawyer?

    Until our modern era, most lawyers learned their profession by apprenticing themselves to practicing lawyers, learning from them by watching and doing. Today doctors still train that way. They put in years of residency as part of their training. They...

    Landing a Great Job

    Whether you are looking for your first summer associate position, or are about to graduate, LexisNexis® has the resources to help you connect with legal professionals, uncover the right job opportunities, and stand apart from other candidates in your...

    ABA YLD Chairperson Discusses Networking Program

    Kelly-Ann Clarke, Chairperson of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, spoke with Lexis Community Manager Lisa McManus about the new YLD initiative, "Making Lasting Connections." The program is designed to teach young lawyers...