RMN’s Blog

Advancing as In-House Counsel

You’ve gone in house. You’ve made it right? (Or maybe you’re not in house and want to make it in house because then you’re set—right?) Sort of. On the one hand, you’ve tossed away the billable hour—but that does not...

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Need a new legal career in the new year?

Not sure if you should be looking for a new job in the new year? Maybe you’re content with your current job, but want to know if the grass is greener on the other side? If these thoughts crossed your...

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Legal Career Homework: How to Maximize Lateral Success

Although successfully moving from one law firm to another is not the same thing as fighting a war, a great lesson from warfare (thank you, Sun Tzu and the Art of War) applies to lateral success: “If you know the...

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The Legal Employer Checklist to Retain Top Legal Talent

I’ve had the opportunity to converse with many legal employers about what they want to accomplish and who they need to hire to to do it. Legal employers spend a lot of time thinking and talking about talent. Talent departures...

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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...

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Succeeding in Your Legal Career While Waiting for Bar Exam Results

Are you a lawyer yet? This is a weird question for most entry level “lawyers” to answer at this time. Yes, you finished law school and took the bar (or maybe you are a lawyer in another state but since...

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Time to Work with Your Legal Recruiter! Associate Hiring Trends in the Atlanta Legal Market

Now is an excellent time to partner with a recruiter to practice in Atlanta. Consider the following indicators: Competition for legal talent is creating a lot of opportunity. The BigLaw marketplace is becoming more competitive in Atlanta. Top firms that...

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What Legal Recruiters Look for in Candidates

Do you remember what your first encounter with a legal recruiter was like? Did you hear a recruiter speak during a law school career panel? Maybe you had a drink at a bar association networking event? Or were you the...

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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...

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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...

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