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Wisdom – An Undervalued Characteristic

Strength.  Confidence.  Articulation.  Persistence.  Knowledge. Intelligence.  These are the characteristics we most commonly see among those most valued.  But what about wisdom?  To some...

Take the Training Wheels Off your Legal Career

It has occurred to me over the last little while that I've never really written a "manifesto" for this site.  Many writers (or bloggers...

Busting Some Leadership Myths

There's no doubt about it - leadership is a hot topic, and has been now for quite some time.  Every day I see articles...

You Need a Mentor – RIGHT NOW

If you are a lawyer or soon-to-be lawyer, you need to find a mentor. This should be a pretty obvious statement, but I think the...

The Adaptive Lawyer

Most Law Firms are not good at adapting.  Perhaps you have noticed? In fact, I would go so far as to say that most Law...

Dead End Job, or Dead End Lawyer?

Recently I enquired why “lawyers hate their jobs”, and I set out some reasons why I couldn’t really understand it very well. As a follow...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer – Final – Tell your Story

I hope that the "getting a job" articles have been useful for you.  Now it's time to put it all together and learn how...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer – Part 5 – Social Media

Social Media - it's everywhere, and everyone is on it (whether they like it or not).  Even if you don't think you're on Facebook,...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer – Part 4 – Who you Know

You've heard the phrase "it's not what you know, it's who you know" right? Well hunting for a job as a lawyer is one of...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer – Part 3 – Write a Résumé that Works!

Crafting an effective résumé to get yourself noticed is a challenging task.  You want to ensure your strengths are apparent, cover off on perceived weaknesses,...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer Part 2 – Depth and Breadth

Now that we've looked at the importance of identifying your story, what happens if it turns out that you've been studying for 17 years...

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Or… We Could Just Fire You Instead

Recently I took a bit of a shot at law firms trying to pretend that their COVID-related pay cuts came with associated reduced working...

40% Pay Cut, 140% Full Time Load

It's been fascinating watching law firms react (in advance) to what they believed was going to be the horror story of COVID-19.

How to Make the Most of Your CLE

Attending any kind of continuing legal education can feel like it was largely a waste of time - even if it came with a...

Legal Careers Are Awesome

Recently I mentioned what I thought was a fairly self-evident concept: being a lawyer is actually pretty challenging. If...

Earning the Right to Speak

When I was a younger lawyer, I tended to speak my mind more often than was appropriate. Thankfully, I had (mostly) patient...
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