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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...

Look Before you Leap into Law School

Why Undergraduates Blindly Follow the Law School Dream For many undergraduates, law school represents the path to an ideal future. Some tout noble social justice causes as their reason for applying to law school while others seek a comfortable lifestyle and stable income, proving that the American...

How to be a Winner at Your Workplace

While many workers are happy to have a job during this tough economy, there are others who feel stuck, dreading the idea of waking up each morning for a job they no longer really want. These workers feel they have hit a wall with nowhere to go. They are afraid to leave their job and unhappy that they...

How to Keep Your Work Resolutions This Year

It's resolution season! If you're like most Vault readers, you have a few workplace changes you'd like to make. A more organized desk, earlier start time, taking on more challenging work... or maybe you're thinking in the opposite direction, like less quality time with your iPhone, or...

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 steps to mitigate the negative impact of their actions...