May 24, 2017 Legal Industry News

Recession Proof Practice Areas

While some law practice areas move with the ebb and flow of economic and industry trends, certain practice areas remain consistent in good times and during recessions. After all, it is smart to be prepared for the future rather than trying to stop it. Consider entering into one of these practice areas: Labor and Employment...

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May 17, 2017 Legal Industry News

Thinking About Hiring a Competitor?

Attorneys and law firms looking to either join or hire a competitor are at risk of being in violating conflicts rules, or facing litigation (trade secrets, non-compete agreements, and other post employment restrictive covenants). Although it is impossible to completely eliminate these risks, there are certainly factors to consider that can help reduce risks and...

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May 9, 2017 Legal Industry News

Unacceptable Excuses for Firm Diversity

In a response to the question of when she thinks there will be enough women on the Supreme Court, SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously said “When there are nine…there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.” Diversity and representation matters in the legal community and legal profession (and frankly, it...

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May 5, 2017 Legal Industry News

Becoming a Better Listener

We’ve all zoned out when someone was talking. (Think back to law school…) Nowadays, with electronic distractions competing for time and an increased workload, being known as a good listener is a particularly difficult achievement to unlock (especially since lawyers are reputed for being great talkers…not listeners). With the hectic and complicated pace of work...

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Succeeding in Big-Law

Working in a large firm for the summer and being hired before graduation is one of the coveted positions many law students want to be in. Whether attorneys end up in a large firm setting or not, chances are they have interacted with players in the big world of Big-Law. While this world is not...

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