August 21, 2011

Meeting the expectations of a big firm partner (part three)

More from an AmLaw 100 firm senior partner on best practices for AmLaw 100 firm associates. This post will cover the areas of “working on projects,” “research,” and “presenting conclusions.”
August 27, 2011

Meeting the expectations of a big firm partner (part four)

This post contains additional feedback from an AmLaw 100 firm senior partner on some best practices for AmLaw 100 firm associates.
August 29, 2011

Tips from partners who know how to make it rain

LegalJob’s guest blogger, Katie White, talked with several rainmakers at big firms about building business. This post summarizes those discussions.
August 31, 2011

Tips from partners who know how to make it rain (part two)

More from LegalJob’s guest blogger, Katie White, who talked with several rainmakers at big firms about effective client management.
September 3, 2011

Two items to consider when leaving your current job

LegalJob has recently talked with folks leaving their current job for something better. Two items to consider when leaving:
September 10, 2011

Framing the project

LegalJob recently talked with a senior big firm partner about one practice that (if done correctly) adds a lot of value for the client right up front: being able to correctly frame the project for a client.
September 12, 2011

Parsing through minutiae (for the law student and the law firm associate)

LegalJob was asked by a law student “how can you tell what is important or what is going to be on the final exam. It seems like there is so much minutia so it is hard to tell.”
October 3, 2011

No substitute for doing good work

LegalJob was recently asked about the key to being a successful associate. The question and response (both below) were posted in today’s Monday mailbag.
October 10, 2011

Take the initiative (as an associate) and become an expert

LegalJob was recently asked for some client development ideas. The associate below is from another country but the advice should have general application...
October 15, 2011

The importance of back benching

LegalJob has recently been asked what quality or qualities make a law firm associate successful.
October 22, 2011

LegalJob is one year old — what has it learned (part three)

This post is the last of three that marks LegalJob’s one-year anniversary and covers the third of the three most frequently asked topics/questions.
October 26, 2011

Show me the money (part one)

For this week’s Monday Mailbag, LegalJob was asked to focus on the subject of raises. This post will come in two parts.