February 13, 2011

Specialize, specialize, specialize — part two

Another great reason to specialize (say in bankruptcy or private-equity) is found in this week’s WSJ article (linked here) about pay gaps widening at big firms.
February 15, 2011

Be responsive with e-mails

LegalJob received a question on this topic and this answer was posted in the Monday Mailbag series. Q: You talk about how important it is to be responsive on e-mail.
March 17, 2011

What do I do for lunch

This basic but important question is unfortunately not one of the questions LegalJob is asked. In many cases, associates have no clue what to do but do not know to ask this question (and even who to ask) until late in their first year or even later.
March 24, 2011

Make the most out of self-evaluation time

LegalJob was talking with an AmLaw 100 partner about the much to be desired “process” of filling out associate evaluation forms.
April 10, 2011

Understanding and managing partner expectations

LegalJob talked with a big firm associate this week about understanding partner expectations in the context of preparing a memo.
April 18, 2011

Think like a lawyer

LegalJob responded to the following post today. Q: I am a first year associate (2/3 done) at a big firm.
April 27, 2011

Which firm should I choose

LegalJob responded to the following inquiry from a mid-level associate contemplating a lateral firm move (in an effort to become more specialized).
May 4, 2011

Partner expectations

The following guest post is written by a senior partner at a top AmLaw 100 firm.
May 9, 2011

Honeymoon time

LegalJob was recently asked - Q: What is the appropriate amount of time to take for a honeymoon vacation as a young associate in a big firm?
May 11, 2011

AmLaw partner’s list of “dos and don’ts”

LegalJob recently received this insightful list from a partner resident in the Washington, D.C. office of a top national AmLaw 100 firm.
May 14, 2011

Leaving the firm with class

LegalJob recently talked with an AmLaw 100 associate who is in the process of switching to another big firm. His ideas inspired this post. Ideally, you want to leave the firm on good terms.
May 16, 2011

Questions to ask before joining a firm

LegalJob has recently received many questions about what to ask before joining a new firm. Here are some thoughts about possible questions above the usual about money, benefits, and hours.