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“Death in life is a mode of existence in which one has ceased all play; there are no further striving for titles. All competitive engagement with others has been abandoned. For some, though not for all, death in life is a misfortune, the resigned acceptance of one’s loser status, a refusal to hold any title up for recognition.”
Finite and Infinite Games, James P. Carse READ MORE >
One of the most persistent misunderstandings of attorneys is why they are not more successful in practicing law. Whether it is the solo practitioner, large firm attorney, or small firm attorney, at its heart, there is almost always one significant, underlying cause for the lack of success of most attorneys and the corresponding success of other attorneys. READ MORE >
Good news for attorneys—if you do the right things, the odds are that it will never be too difficult for you to find a job or find work. READ MORE >
Something that many attorneys do not think about when they decide to go to law school is that a law license is essentially a business license that gives you the right to go out in the market and charge for legal services. The true value of passing the bar is not necessarily that you can go to work for someone else—it is also that you can go to work for yourself in a business that not everyone can do. A law license is a business license that is not easy to get. READ MORE >
Most attorneys will never reach their goals.
There are two keys to succeeding at anything—although it is a bit more complicated than that, which I will explain shortly. READ MORE >
Regardless of who you are, everyone needs encouragement—and attorneys are no exception.
Since you (presumably) spend the majority of your time at work, encouragement at work is even more important. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of encouragement in the law firm world. Any encouragement that does exist only comes when an attorney bills a lot of hours, which may lead to a higher bonus and being told they are doing well. An attorney who brings in a lot of business may also be encouraged. READ MORE >
If you are reading this, you are probably an average attorney.
Do not despair—most attorneys are average. If you are not an average attorney now, the odds are that you will be a mediocre attorney in the future. If you are an average attorney now, it is likely that you will always be an average attorney. You may start out as someone who seems destined to be an exceptional attorney, but end up an average one. Alternatively, you may begin your career with expectations that you will be an average attorney and end up an exceptional one. READ MORE >
Career anxiety—and how you react to it—can define your legal career. Some types of career anxiety are fixable, while others aren’t. Understanding the causes of career anxiety, knowing how to protect yourself, and avoiding common mistakes can help keep you on the right path. READ MORE >
All attorneys strive for success in their law firms and want more responsibility, complex work, and greater recognition. However, there is a price to pay for accomplishing your goals. The stress of law firm life may cause many health problems, including premature aging, disease, or even early death. This article discusses several ways the well-being of attorneys suffers from the constant demands of law firm life. READ MORE >
How do legal recruitment agencies work? READ MORE >
Learn how to find your ideal law firm, practice area, and more with the DISC Profile assessment. READ MORE >
Legal recruiters offer unique advantages to attorney job seekers that aren’t always available to them in their legal job search. READ MORE >
Many attorneys believe that the quality of their law school, or law firm, will determine the course of their legal career. READ MORE >
Are you wanting to find the perfect law internship to help you get a foot in the door at a respected law firm? Maybe you want to upskill and gain some experience in your College summers? Perhaps this is the first step on the career ladder for you? Whatever your reason for wanting to learn more about finding an internship in law, here’s everything you need to know about becoming a law intern. READ MORE >
This article reveals the reasons lawyers are not long term employees. READ MORE >
Are senior attorneys employable even without business? Of course they are. READ MORE >
Find out how you can be a truly happy law firm attorney without making a move or career change in this article. 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 >
Find out why so many attorneys are unhappy and what can be done to bring happiness back into their lives. READ MORE >
A corporate attorney in Texas was interested in relocating to the San Diego area. Her husband was with a military and going to be stationed in the area. The attorney had excellent qualifications and overall very strong skills as a corporate attorney with a major law firm. In addition, anticipating the move to California the attorney had taken the bar exam while working a rigorous schedule in the current firm. READ MORE >
An attorney from a top law firm in Detroit contacted me looking to relocate to New York City. The attorney had been a referral from an attorney that I had placed from a firm in Detroit in a major city as well. The attorney had attended a local law school and did not have the sort of qualifications that attorneys typically have in major New York law firms; however, the attorney was with a major law firm and had gotten very good experience with this firm both as a summer associate and associate within the firm. The attorney had also done exceptionally well at the law school they attended. READ MORE >
A trademark attorney with a small law firm in New York City contacted me looking to move to a larger law firm. While the attorney was working for a law firm, this firm did not comprise more than a few other attorneys. The attorneys practice was solely doing trademark related work that they had good experience doing it. The attorney had attended college in New York City and also who graduated from a local New York law school where they had been a night student. READ MORE >
An unemployed bankruptcy attorney in Chicago contacted me seeking a new position in Chicago. The attorney had gone to a top law school in college and lost their position after approximately a year and a half practice. In addition, the attorney had somewhat of an unusual background because they had never gotten a position as a summer associate either. They had run into trouble getting their first job out of law school and had worked in a public interest job for a year before getting their first position. READ MORE >
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