December 11, 2010

Business development

Above the law recently posted a good article on business development. Check it out here.
December 11, 2010

What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School

Here is a link to a very helpful article (appearing in this month’s Washington Lawyer magazine) providing twenty-five suggestions that can help you thrive in private practice.
November 23, 2010

How many years of service should I be credited upon joining a big firm

I am asked this question a lot by people leaving one job (that is not a big firm) and joining a big firm.
November 20, 2010

When does it make sense to jump

Sometimes, I am asked about when it makes sense to move from one big law firm to another. I am interested in your thoughts.
November 11, 2010

Meet high billable target solely for compensation

No, there are many reasons to work toward meeting the minimum billable hour target for bonuses.
September 26, 2010

Most important characteristic of a good law firm job?

From my experience, the dream law firm job has decent, thoughtful partners (and associates) who are generally pleasant to work with and learn from.
September 23, 2010

Isn’t all about the billable hour?

Recently, a prospective law student asked me this question. To succeed at a big law firm and ultimately make partner, isn’t all about the billable hour?