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New Lawyer Tip of the Week: Bargaining Power

A friend of mine passed along this article about the psychology of negotiating or bargaining for your salary.  I find this so interesting.  Using our voice or defining our value is often a very difficult thing to do – and it is particularly difficult in a salary-negotiation session.  This is in part because we feel […]

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New Lawyer Tip of the Week – Four Reasons You Should Be Asking Questions (Despite Feeling Like You Have All the Answers)

I am so thrilled to introduce this week’s guest author, Annie Little of JD Nation.  If you are beginning your summer internship or a full time job this fall, you are going to love this post.  Thanks so much, Annie!  Enjoy! *     *     * So you’ve landed your first job with […]

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New Lawyer Tip of the Week – How Books Can Inspire & Improve Your Legal Career

I am so pleased to share a second guest post by our friend Chelsea Wilson of Washington University School of Law.  Last week, Chelsea set out some excellent guidelines for the art and style of legal writing.  This week, she’s talking all about how books can inspire and improve your legal career.  Once again, thank […]

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Tip of the Week: The Art & Style of Legal Writing

This week’s post was written by our friend Chelsea Wilson of Washington University School of Law. She takes a look at the art and style of legal writing and provides a clear, succinct guideline for your writing in both formal and informal situations.  Enjoy! *     *     * For many legal writers, […]

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New Lawyer Tip of the Week: It’s Complicated

Relationships are key to success in any legal practice environment. From day one, you should have clear goals for initiating and building on your workplace relationships. Relationship building is an art. And like anything else, it takes a little patience and practice. It also takes some negotiating – no two relationship dynamics are alike. Still, […]

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New Lawyer Tip Of The Week: Develop A Marketing Plan

As lawyers, we are always talking about marketing (or, for law students and recent law school graduates, networking), as if this was some isolated thing.  “Market your legal practice.”  Um, OK.  This is a bit like saying, “go run a marathon,” to someone who has not left his desk for the past seventeen years.  He’s […]

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New Lawyer Tip Of The Week: Get Yours

Happy New Year!   In honor of the New Year, this week, we’re talking about goal setting.  This is not about making vague, global “resolutions” for the New Year.  Those are great, but generally not actionable and long forgotten by February.  Goal setting requires thought, action, and accountability.  Here is my advice for setting goals […]

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New Lawyer Tip Of The Week: What Can Google Do For You?

Take a moment this week to plug your name into Google and analyze the results.  Whether you are a law student, practicing attorney or otherwise, any Google results connected with your name should be pristine.  If an employer, opposing counsel or client attempts to do background research on you, he or she should turn up […]

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New Lawyer Tip Of The Week: Keep Calm & Carry On

This week, our friend Lauren Fire is weighing in with some tips for staying calm, happy, and healthy during the holiday season.  Thanks so much to Lauren for this fantastic – and much needed – contribution!  Check it out and connect with Lauren below! *     *     * ‘Tis the season to […]

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New Lawyer Tip Of The Week: I Can’t Hear You!

This week’s tip is short and sweet: Do not wear headphones in your office.  Ever.  Period.  Let me explain.   I. The Generational Gap In every legal practice, there is a distinct age and generational gap between the oldest and youngest attorneys in the office.  As a rule, it is the responsibility of the new […]

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