Category Archives: Law Research

November 26, 2018 Law Research

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 enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If...

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Shifting Focus Away from Credentials and Towards Skills to Land the Best Law Job

When it comes to landing the best law jobs, your pedigree may matter less than you think. It is what you did there that counts.   Employers across all industries are starting to understand that fancy credentials are not the best predictors of on-the-job success. The legal industry is particularly sensitive to credentials and pedigrees:...

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Don’t Scare Away Law Firms and Legal Recruiters with Uncontrolled Worrying

Studies indicate that the legal profession is filled with chronically stressed and highly anxious personality types (it is kind of an expected thing with lawyers). The revolution of these heightened levels of anxiety and stress amongst lawyers resulted in increased attention to mindfulness in law firms, law schools, and bar associations.   Maintaining a healthy...

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Using the Summer to Maximize Success for Legal Recruiting and Job Searching

April is coming to a close and May is approaching, which means law students are preparing for exams and excited for the summer. One of the most common questions I receive during this time comes from law students and legal employers working with summer interns or summer associates: How do we make the most out...

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April 17, 2018 Law Research

The ABC’s of Marketing Yourself as the Best Attorney for the Job

The best lawyers who land the best law jobs have the uncanny ability to promote and market themselves. In law firm positions, they promote themselves to partners and clients to handle high stakes matters, elevating their profiles. In-house attorneys have to market their services to their colleagues in other departments in order to move the...

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Developing Emotional Agility to Thrive in Any Legal Job

Why do most attorneys who are already employed with legal jobs looking for other law firm jobs? There are many answers, but I have found that the most common issue that the many reasons boil down to is this: the attorney feels unseen, unheard, and unvalued in their current workplace.  All of us need to...

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Lawyer + [Something Else] = Best Law Job

What are the best law jobs? Is it in immigration, or real estate? Is it in corporate law? If you ask lawyers about their jobs, you will find that the most fulfilled lawyers are “lawyers + .” These are lawyers that do not mind reviewing and drafting legal work, but also enjoy other things...

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January 16, 2017 Law Research

What Attorneys Can Learn from Hip-Hop Music Mogul, Jay-Z

Shawn Carter (aka Jay Z) is known as a famous rapper and hip-hop music mogul (and married to Beyonce). He has sold more than 100 million records and received more than 20 Grammy Awards. His hit song 99 Problems even caught the attention of legal scholars. Artistry and entertainment aside, the life and career of...

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October 5, 2016 Law Research, Legal Industry News

Researching Potential Law Firms

Doing a good amount of research on a law firm is beneficial in a multitude of ways. When you are looking to move to a new law firm, taking time out to learn about the firm should be an essential part of your job search. It is also one of the most powerful ways to...

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May 10, 2016 Law Research, Legal Advice

Planning Your Career Timeline

When it comes to managing and planning, many people shy away, and tend to go for a fluid path rather than something strict and set. There are a number of attorneys who did not and have not completely planned out how they want their legal careers to pan out over the years. A career is...

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