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    Would You Like Help Navigating the Summer Associate Experience?

    If you're starting, or getting ready to start, your law firm summer associate experience, it's natural that you might be feeling a bit uncertain. Can I do the work? What should I wear to this social activity? Will everyone be a lot...

    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...

    The Three Components of Bar Exam Study

    It's never too early to start thinking about the bar exam! Building off of Lee Faller Burgess's popular guest post discussing best approaches for studying for the bar exam while working , this week, guest blogger Sean Silverman outlines the three...

    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...

    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...

    Is Honesty Always the Best Policy on a Job Interview?

    New research suggests that frankness and honesty on a job interview won't hurt a candidate's chances of getting hired, but it will help them land a suitable job. Two surveys conducted by the London Business School and the University of North...

    Job Hunting for 3Ls and Recent Law Grads: Coping with an Extended Job Search

    Katie Slater of Career Infusion Coaching addresses a very critical issue: How can you stay sane in the face of an extended job hunt? Pay Attention to Your Mental State The last level to work on in your job search is being aware of your mental and...

    Lawyers: Worth Their Weight In . . . Billable Time & Contingencies?

    As a law firm attorney, I was keenly aware of the negative perception of self regulated billable hours and the ever increasing billable rate. I also know that non-lawyers gasp at the idea of leaving 1/3 of any recovery money on the table in a contingency...

    Five Quick Tips for Dealing with Mistakes

    This past weekend, Greenhorn Legal hosted a practical skills boot camp for 90 Loyola 3Ls . The program was a big success and it was a pleasure getting to know such a wonderful group of future lawyers. As one part of the program, a panel of five practitioners...

    Career Responsibility: Doing Good Even if it isn't Your Job

    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...

    Help! Graduation is Coming and I Still Don't Have a Job!

    So, what are you doing after graduation? For seniors who aren't quite sure yet, being on the receiving end of this question can be torture. Luckily, there is still time to figure out your next step so that you can enjoy your last few weeks of delayed...

    Searching for a Legal Job--Some Ideas

    Today's interview is with Richard Hermann, the author of the new book From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market . As our review noted, From Lemons to Lemonade has tons of great ideas to jump-start your job hunt, so it's very exciting...

    From Dusk to Dawn, Working as a New Lawyer

    You hear the term "face time" used a lot in the context of law firm practice. This is, loosely, the notion that there is some value in showing your face around the office, even if you are not doing anything of substance. I don't believe...

    Wondering How to Get a Job? Here's Some Advice from a Law School Career Counselor

    If you're concerned about finding a job after law school, today's interview is for you! We're talking to Philip Guzman , Director of Public Service Programs at North Carolina Central University School of Law . After an extremely varied...

    Tough Interview Questions--and How to Answer Them

    We've all been there. You've prepared for the interview, reviewed your resume, and are looking good in your wrinkle-free suit. Then it happens-a question from out of left field (or even one you might have expected, but were dreading). How do you...

    Billable Hour Transforms the Legal Profession

    To say that the billable hour has transformed the legal profession is no exaggeration. Though one might quibble over whether its widespread adoption triggered or merely accelerated a sea change in the way law is practiced, its effect is undeniable. But...

    Practical Legal Education: Things I Did and Did Not Learn in Law School

    With all this talk about whether law schools are teaching the right things , I've been reflecting on what I did, and didn't, learn in law school. Suffice it to say, the exploration is a bit disturbing. Things I Learned in Law School: ...

    The Art of the Informational Interview

    We're looking at the many networking opportunities available to law students and lawyers, including formal events, social networking sites, and volunteer organizations. But once you've expanded your network of contacts, how do you take the next...

    Want to Make a Good Impression at Your Law Firm Job?

    I'm very excited to interview Desiree Moore, President and founder of Greenhorn Legal . They're filling a huge gap in law school education, namely getting students ready to actually, you know, practice law! Today Desiree's talking about...

    The Duty to Speak Up

    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...

    Networking in Six Minutes or Less

    Last week, more than 100 attorneys and other legal professionals congregated at the New York City Bar Association for its first Speed Networking event. Much like speed dating, speed networking matches participants with the types of individuals they most...

    Thinking about Public Interest Work?

    Today's interview is with Radhika Singh Miller , program manager for Educational Debt Relief and Outreach at Equal Justice Works . If you're considering public interest work, Equal Justice Works has your back! They'll help you chose the...

    Networking to Get—and Keep—Your Law Firm Job

    The number one way to land a legal job-or any job, for that matter-is through networking. Whether you're on the hunt for your first position or looking to make a lateral move, honing your networking skills and taking advantage of networking opportunities...

    Looking for Work? 7 Tips for a Remarkable Résumé

    It's no secret that the legal job market is tough these days. If you're going to stand out, you need a fantastic résumé. Here are some tips: 1) Make a great first impression. How long do you think the average hiring manager...

    Four Rules for Law Firm Success

    While researching an issue for one of our clients, I found these "4 rules for a successful law firm" in a speech that I gave at the 2002 annual meeting of the Meritas law firm network: 1) Pay attention to clients. Be sure that you know what...