November 16, 2018 Legal Industry News

Building Communication Skills to Build a Successful Legal Career

A great lawyer delivers excellent service to his or her client. Part of delivering excellent service is communicating effectively. You would think that a profession that relies so much on words would be composed of communication masters—but that isn’t the case. Effective client communication has an immense impact on a lawyer’s practice and success of...

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October 31, 2018 Legal Advice

To BigLaw or Not to BigLaw? (Part II)

Is being a “BigLaw” attorney really a viable career track? It is—if you are in Atlanta! (Okay…technically, BigLaw is a viable career track if you are in the right market—Atlanta happens to be one of the right markets). According to the National Association for Law Placement, BigLaw associates in Atlanta take home more money and...

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October 15, 2018 Legal Advice

To BigLaw or Not to BigLaw? (Part I)

In the past couple of months, the pay scale for BigLaw associates have climbed to a dizzying $190,000 in NYC. Of course, that paycheck comes at a price: billable hours, demanding clients, and high costs of living. It leaves many wondering whether BigLaw is a career track that lives up to its hype—or whether they...

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September 10, 2018 Legal Advice

Steps for First Year Attorneys to Create a Successful Legal Career

Excited to start your new role as a law firm associate? You’ve probably heard the scary stories (the hours, complex matters, and stress). Hopefully you learned of the rewards as well: the monetary compensation, work experience, and learning from some insanely smart people. Having made the transition before myself, here are a few tips that...

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September 5, 2018 Legal Advice

What Laterals Should Plan For When Planning To Relocate

If you are an attorney thinking about taking your career to another market—or if you are the type of attorney who has always been open to relocation so that you may advance your career—there are some important points to keep in mind. Below, I summarize my understanding of why lawyers should be open to relocating...

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August 23, 2018 Legal Recruiting

Understanding How A Legal Recruiter Works

Summer is ending and autumn is on the horizon. This is usually a time for transition for attorneys. This is the time of year where new law school graduates celebrate the end of the bar examination and enjoy their last summer before practice, and first and second year law students go through their on campus...

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