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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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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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