November 8, 2017 Legal Industry News

Tips on Handling Attorney Performance Reviews

Attorney performance reviews are stressful—period. You would think that attorneys would be better equipped to handle performance reviews (after all, they’re used to presenting arguments before a judge right?), but most are more critical of themselves than their evaluators. Part of what makes a performance review so stressful is that attorneys are suddenly not in...

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November 2, 2017 Legal Industry News

Going From In-House Back Into A Law Firm

Many attorneys’ dream career path is to go into BigLaw, become a partner, and ultimately go in-house. Attorneys desire this choice of career path because it hits all of the pinnacles a lawyer can reach in their career. Throughout my career, I have noticed among attorneys that the most desirable of those career markers is...

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October 31, 2017 Legal Industry News

Where Have All The Partners Gone?

After working so hard to make partner, why would a partner ever leave one firm to join another? It has become increasingly common for partners to lateral to another firm—and many make partner with the motivation to lateral in mind. Here are some of the most common reasons why partners leave their coveted roles: In-House...

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October 23, 2017 Legal Industry News

Your Journey to Rainmaking Starts…Now!

The practice of law relies on more than knowledge of the black letter law. An attorney can only “lawyer” if hired by a client. Clients hire lawyers that they have confidence in. Legal practice, therefore, is as much about generating trust and confidence from clients, as it is in delivering excellent legal analysis and solutions....

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October 16, 2017 Legal Industry News

Now That You’ve Passed The Bar…

Waiting for bar results can be tough. As anxious and excited as you might be—have you thought about what life is going to be like once you start working? If you are an employer—have you considered what would be the best way to prepare your newly-minted attorney for practice? The RMN Agency has been blessed...

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October 10, 2017 Legal Industry News

Advice for Lawyers Aspiring to be General Counsel

Many lawyers aspire to the role of General Counsel early in their career. There is no single pathway to reaching the role of GC, but that does not mean there aren’t important steps and details to plan for. There are important steps that can be taken early in your legal career that can help properly...

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October 3, 2017 Legal Industry News

Traits of a Valuable Lawyer

Does anyone out there enjoy writing a check to an attorney? Probably not. Although attorneys have a reputation for being expensive, they don’t have a general reputation for being the world’s favorite people (cue the lawyer jokes). But we don’t live in a perfect society, so when things don’t always go according to plan, you...

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Raising the Bar: Millennial Attorneys

In a previous post, I wrote about the importance of understanding “millennial” lawyers—a generation of lawyers who grew influenced by technological developments and financial uncertainties that is not interested in the corner office or employer loyalty. These lawyers come in bolder, embracing diversity and defining success differently. Here are a few more important observations that...

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September 25, 2017 Legal Industry News

Building Positive Relationships with Clients

Fill in the blank: the practice of law would be fantastic if only ___. If only what? If only attorneys got paid more? If only you received more interesting projects? What about…if only you had no problematic clients? When talking to lawyers who are feeling burnt out, nine times out of ten, the reason is...

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September 14, 2017 Legal Industry News

Career Advice for Junior Attorneys and Law Students

Fall is here! New associates are entering firms, and law students are anxiously starting their first day of classes (or counting down the days until graduation). This is a time of great transition, making a great time to look ahead and think about how you will advance your career. Here are a few pieces of...

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