August 15, 2015

More useful networking advice for lawyers

Here is another useful article which provides a different way to think about networking. LegalJob agrees with the author about the importance of not tying networking to a specific work goal.
July 31, 2015

Telling your story

LegalJob has posted before on four keys to effective networking. The idea is to first seek to provide value to the person with whom you are networking.
June 27, 2015

Being of service (mindset)

This post continues the recent theme of examining the habits of superstar associates. The habit of being of service is so important it gets its own post.
May 22, 2015

More secrets of exceptional associates

This post is the second summarizing what ten big firm partners think contributed to their success as an associate.
May 2, 2015

Enthusiasm

This article on Above the Law by a managing partner confirms the importance of being enthusiastic, one of the keys identified in an earlier post about how to be a superstar associate.
April 29, 2015

Setting expectations

Associates often underestimate the time it takes to complete a project. The thinking is that they want to encourage the partner to provide more opportunities and they understand that generally the preference is for the assignment to be completed quickly (today) and efficiently (with as small amount of time billed as possible).
April 28, 2015

Secrets of exceptional associates

This post is the first of three summarizing what 10 big firm partners think contributed to their success as an associate.
March 30, 2015

More secrets of successful business people

This post continues with the concepts from 10 Simple Secrets of the World’s Greatest Business Communicators (herein “10 secrets”).
March 14, 2015

Secrets of successful business people

LegalJob recently came across a book ostensibly for business leaders seeking to become more effective presenters but the material can just as easily apply to lawyers seeking to become more effective at the business of practicing law.
December 29, 2014

Associates — here are five ways to get a head start on 2015

This time of year provides a great opportunity to get a head start on 2015. Consider taking these five steps:
October 31, 2014

Effective communication with partners

LegalJob was recently asked whether it is appropriate to ask a partner for an explanation for some of his decisions regarding how much of his billable time was written off or discounted.
October 24, 2014

Keys to associate success — part two

This post is the second of a two-part series providing practical tips for becoming a rising star. Below are some suggestions for: (i) taking ownership, (ii) using a soft and measured approach and tone, and (iii) managing time effectively. These principles are discussed in further detail in Making Partner.