LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
How to Choose an Employer: Lessons from LeBron James

With the current economic and unemployment conditions, it's unlikely that most of us will find ourselves in the kind of position LeBron James (was in recently)--aside, perhaps, from those working on Wall Street . A free agent, in case you hadn't heard, LeBron (was) being wooed by many of the...

Professional Networking, Job Finding & Interview Preparation

Tips to help you with Netowrking. Finding Jobs and Preparing for the Interview View Previously Recorded Webinar

Is the American Dream now the Impossible Dream? For Law Grads, Time Will Weather the Impossible.

To dream the impossible dream ... To bear the unbearable sorrow . Those are the lyrics to the song "Impossible Dream" (preferably the Elvis version), the two lines illustrating the bookends of our current economic woes. Impossible dreams and unbearable sorrows , or so it seems with Ted Brassfield...

Career Advice You Can Learn from the Movies

Important lessons I've learned from the movies: Never assume a deranged killer is dead just because he's been shot multiple times in the chest. Don't panic if your plane has been hijacked by terrorists - a civilian will easily be able to land the plane with help from the control...

Big Changes Predicted for Partnership Prospects

The Erosion of the Traditional Associate Promotion Model Continues As law firms look for ways to lower costs and appease client frustration over increasing attorney fees, the traditional law firm training and promotion model is rapidly changing. So what's in store? A nearly 27 percent drop in...

Part Time Lawyers Remain the Exception at Law Firms, Although Increases are Noted

The number of part time attorneys increased in 2010 to 6.4 percent. The majority are women, however the number of men practicing part time increased in a recent survey. The National Association of Law Placement (NALP) survey showed a jump in the ranks of part timers from 5 percent in 2006 to 6.4 percent...

Technology: Friend or Foe in the Battle for Work-Life Balance?

The ever-elusive work/life balance-is it possible to have it all in the legal world: the suit, the family, the marathon-training and the social life? Or is work/life balance just lip-service that sounds great in marketing materials but falls with a thud in practice? I think we all struggle with balancing...

Nearly 3,000 BigLaw Attorney Jobs Down the Drain

Last week, the National Law Journal reported that the BigLaw attorney ranks dropped by 2,900 in 2010. So how can a loss of almost 3,000 have any positive spin? Compare the loss to the number of lawyers who exited BigLaw firms in 2009: 6,600-more than double the 2010 figure. According to the National...

A Surplus of Attorneys--Three States Top the List

According to one recent study, New York has a whole lot of lawyers with not a whole lot of legal stuff to do. The New York Times reported on a recent study by consulting company Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. ("EMSI") regarding the surplus of attorneys in the U.S. EMSI researched...

Lexis® Hub for New Attorneys Podcast: Mary Kate Sheridan and Brian Dalton of Vault.com on Making Big Decisions-Tools for Prospective and Current Law Students

On this edition, Mary Kate Sheridan, Vault's Law Editor, and Brian Dalton, Director of Research & Consulting at Vault.com discuss factors to consider when evaluating a law school, available resources for those thinking about entering the legal profession and tools available from Vault.com in...

Secrets of Sucessful Attorneys

Successful lawyers tend to work long hours and are focused and passionate about what they do. But the billable hour is only a method of accounting; it is not the reason for working long hours . Our success motivation as lawyers comes from loving what we do, from wanting to help people and from needing...