October 18, 2014

Keys to associate success — part one

This post is the first of a two-part series providing practical tips for becoming a rising star. Two important steps in this order are to: (i) understand what is expected; and (ii) provide a thoughtful recommendation (after performing the research and analysis required). Both of these principles are discussed in further detail in Making Partner.
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.
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.
November 4, 2014

Building a legal network on a budget (for law students)

LegalJob’s guest blogger Jenny Maxey provides some networking nuggets below for law students. Jenny is the author of Barrister on a Budget: Investing in Law School…without Breaking the Bank, which will be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble on November 17, 2014.
November 9, 2014

Law students check out these tips for discovering your dream legal job

Before you can have a chance of obtaining your dream legal job, it helps to understand what that concept of “the dream legal job” means for you.
November 13, 2014

More! Law students here are more tips for discovering your dream legal job

This post is the second part to reinforce the idea that before you can have a chance of obtaining your dream legal job
December 16, 2014

Law students — be other person-centric

Successful lawyers have in common that they focus on addressing the client’s needs, wants, quirks, and preferences. They are able to put themselves in the mind of their client because they are constantly asking their clients what they want or learning what they are thinking about.
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:
January 10, 2015

8 tips for working a room full of lawyers

LegalJob recently provided advice to folks planning on attending a legal networking event.
January 23, 2015

5 things every mentee must know

Legal job posts a lot about the role of a mentor and a sponsor (which often are two different people) and the importance of securing one as a junior law firm associate. This post focuses on the mentee because securing a quality mentor is only half of the equation.
February 21, 2015

5 questions to ask that may help you find your perfect legal job

Many junior lawyers find themselves unhappy at firms for different reasons. The overriding theme seems to be that the experience turns out to be inconsistent with their expectations.
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.