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Many attorneys believe that the quality of their law school, or law firm, will determine the course of their legal career. READ MORE >
Every attorney that works in a large law firm is expected to conform to their rules. Find out why law firms expect a high level of conformity in this article. READ MORE >
Being a law firm attorney means that you will face a lot more rejection, criticism, and other negative burdens than you would in almost any other career. READ MORE >
Find out why it is so hard to get a job in a law firm as an older attorney and how older attorneys can increase their chances. READ MORE >
Are major law firms really as diverse as they claim to be? Find out why they have a hard time embracing diversity in this article. READ MORE >
Why do some attorneys succeed in large, prestigious law firms and others fail? The reason generally does not have to do with how smart a given attorney is or where the attorney went to law school. The real answer has to do with whether or not the attorney follows one simple rule having to do with how much of a positive influence the attorney is within the law firm environment. READ MORE >
Are you in the right kind of law firm? Learn how the type of law firm you are in can make or break your legal career. READ MORE >
This article explores the unique way Yale Law School graduates think about their legal careers. To the untrained eye, these graduates may seem aimless with their careers -- taking jobs in academia and government instead of prestigious law firms. But on closer examination it appears that these graduates might have discovered the secret to greater career and life happiness. This article explains how most attorneys are rent seekers and how to make this system of rent work for you like Yale Law grads do. READ MORE >
Learn how identifying your “tribe” will help you achieve greater career satisfaction and financial security in a law firm. READ MORE >
This is a must-read article for any attorney who is considering taking an extended leave of absence from the practice of law. This article discusses how firms view extended leaves, the potential ramifications of such leaves on an attorney's career, and the factors firms will use to evaluate whether to hire you when and if you want to return to the legal profession. READ MORE >
This article reveals the secrets of the Harvard-inspired ranking system used by high-end legal recruiters to appropriately match attorney candidates with law firms. BCG recruiters assign rankings of “5” (highest) to “1” (lowest) to every law firm seeking to hire attorneys and to every candidate seeking to find a law firm position. The rankings are based on a host of criteria including (for law firms) the stature of the firm’s client base and caliber of the firm’s partners and (for attorney candidates) the candidate’s law school grades and the candidate’s work ethic. READ MORE >
Attorneys are often seeking out lifestyle law firms. While these firms do exist, they are usually not around for long. READ MORE >
Learn why money should never be your first focus when you are trying to decide which law firm you should join. READ MORE >
Summary: Why is it that so many attorneys feel helpless and unfulfilled?
Lately I have heard many attorneys ask "What's the point?" This generally comes up in connection with depressing conversations and leads to uncomfortable silences and existential questions. I often feel forced to agree with such sentiments and find myself commiserating with responses like "That's awful!" and "That sucks" and "I know how you feel!"
Learn what the best attorneys and actors both have that enables them to rise above their peers. READ MORE >
Success in the legal profession is not determined by skill alone. There are also socio-economic and class-based barriers that must be overcome. READ MORE >
Learn the four rules that make all law firms similar to blue collar unions and what you must do to stay employed by them. READ MORE >
If you are going to practice law, you need to be prepared for stress. Practicing law in a law firm requires a certain type of person to be successful. READ MORE >
Check out the top 10 reasons most law students and lawyers prefer large, famous firms. READ MORE >
One of the most persistent problems attorneys practicing law have is their failure to collaborate and learn from the other attorneys they are practicing law with. There are several factors that are essential for success in the practice of law and advancing in your career. Being well-liked and collaborating are two of the more important ones. READ MORE >
One of the most persistent mistakes legal professionals make is to not understand the importance of fitting in their work environments. Indeed, fitting in is something that enables you to both get and keep a job. In terms of what it takes to succeed in the practice of law over the long term, fitting in may actually be more important than your skill level. READ MORE >
"I connected well with my recruiter in terms of her understanding what I was looking for in..." Read moreRyan StronczerGeorge Mason University School of Law, Class Of 2014Placed at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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Daniel SchwimmerNorthwestern University School of Law, Class Of 2015Placed at McDermott Will & Emery
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Jacob SpeckhardSandra Day O'Connor College of Law Arizona State University, Class Of 2015Placed at Perkins Coie LLP
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Billie PierceUniversity of California Berkeley School of Law, Class Of 2010Placed at Prime Healthcare Services.
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"Your automated emails that I received weekly with firms to approve or decline were very helpful. It certainly..." Read more
Sarah SalzenbergAmerican University Washington College of Law, Class Of 2011Placed at Coleman Talley LLP.
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