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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...

Does Your Career Plan Work for You?

"Career Plan" sounds like one of those pieces of paper (much like a "marketing plan") which is produced with a mammoth amount of effort,...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer Part 1 – A Unique Story

If you are trying to get a job as a lawyer (and hold onto it) in the current market, then the first thing you're...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer – Series Overview

A comment on the site recently prompted me to consider a series of articles designed to assist law students and graduate lawyers to try...

Lawyer – Still a Noble Profession?

Lawyers, by and large, cop a fair battering from media.  After all, media about lawyers ripping people off, betraying trust of their clients, acting...

Marketing for Lawyers – Are you friendly?

The undervalued characteristic of "friendliness" is one which I feel that many lawyers could spend some time on. I've previously looked at the principle that...

Mentoring – Just another lecture?

This is not an article about mentoring somebody. Mentoring articles abound. Google will return you thousands upon thousands of articles, blogs, pamphlets and professional services that...

Be Amazing – 5 Tips to Get you Started

Is "amazing" a goal you have set for yourself?  If not - why? People who describe themselves as "amazing" have a tendency to be people...

Is University failing us?

University degrees are failing up and coming professionals by not teaching the skills they need to flourish in the workplace. To some, this opinion will...

Write an Article that isn’t terrible

Very quickly in your legal career you will likely be asked to help write an article for distribution to clients or contacts of the...

7 tips to combat stress

Stress at work or stress in the workplace can be debilitating on both personal and professional levels.  This article has some tips to help...

Legal Drafting – The Ultimate Guide to Writing like a Lawyer

Why is legal writing so hard?  For anybody who is not a lawyer and doesn't have to do legal drafting, you'll just have to trust...

Marketing for Lawyers – Beginnings

Let's face it - marketing for lawyers is a nightmare.  Most lawyers hate marketing, but all of them acknowledge its necessity.  Whether you call...

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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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