RMN'S Blog

Figuring Out Whether a Firm Genuinely Cares About Its Attorneys

How many of you feel that your firm genuinely cares about you? For those of you reading who are employers of other attorneys — how do you think your team would answer that question if you were not around? Working...

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Preparing for a Graceful Exit to Begin Life at a New Firm

“When is your last day again?” This is a question that you will hear when you are preparing to leave your current employer and transition to a new employer. It probably feels a little weird to be asked that question...

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Getting Started: Being Able to Afford to Change Legal Careers

Looking for a change? Can you afford it? No really—do you have money to afford the change you are seeking? As a legal recruiter, a lot of times the topic of finance is narrowed to discussions about compensation. After all,...

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Bad Habits That Are Probably Causing Your Rejection

Are you regularly submitting applications or interviewing, but not really getting a positive response back? Perhaps you leave an interview expecting to hear good news, only to get an email thanking you for your time (or no email at all)....

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Super Bowl Lessons for Lawyers

Atlanta will be hosting the 53rd Super Bowl, where the Pats and the Rams will face off. We would like to take a quick moment to pay homage to a sporting event that has really become a staple of our...

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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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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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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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Thinking Like a Lawyer Is Not Enough To Succeed in the Best Law Jobs

Law school famously trains law students to learn how to “think like a lawyer.” But that’s not enough to succeed in your legal career. Today’s lawyer needs to do more than just “think” like a lawyer. Today’s lawyer must be...

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Happy Lawyers Get the Best Law Jobs

What makes a happy lawyer? Do they even exist? (Yes…they do). Does the job make the lawyer, or does the lawyer make the job? Are certain types of practices like immigration law or working in a family law court more...

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