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Some Lawyers SHOULD Leave the Law

It's not always a bad thing that the profession is seeing people leaking out of it in the early years.  In fact - sometimes...

5 Phases of your Legal Career

A legal career doesn't simply stay the same from go to woe. It's a fluid, dynamic thing to which you need to adapt as...

Are you Drifting in your Legal Career?

https://youtu.be/VSAUXlvq20o Tell me if this story sounds familiar. You go to law school, you know exactly what you have to do: you want to become...

“We’ve Always Done it That Way”

Lawyers are trained to look to the past. We consider precedents as the fundamental basis for our legal decisions - facts, matters and circumstances on...

When should you Leave your Firm?

Plenty of young lawyers are looking to move on.  It can be for a variety of reasons, some better than others. What can become difficult...

Are you Trying Too Hard to Be Liked?

Many, if not most, of us have a pathological desire to be liked. It's instilled in us from a young age, and generally fostered from...

A Legal Career is a Journey of 1000 Miles

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step Lao Tzu knew what he was talking about here. Let's take a look at the principle and see...

Crossroads: Should you specialise (or re-specialise)?

There's question most young lawyers end up asking themselves at a certain point: what should I specialise in? Implicit in the question is, of course,...

Thriving in Your Legal Career – Be a Dynamo

It's time we took a look at the characteristics of dynamos - those people who are just nailing their legal careers, constantly growing, and...

Agility lets you be more productive

With all the talk of focus and how to be more productive it would be easy to think that your legal career will go smoothly...

A Legal Career is about Value

I’m sure you spend time thinking about your legal career, despite what I’ve said in the past about it.  The reason I’m sure is...

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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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