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Legalese – Everything you Need to Know

If you're going to be a lawyer then at some point you're going to have to come to grips with legalese. Hopefully that's not because...

Should Young Lawyers Do Volunteer Work?

In a legal market where jobs are harder and harder to come by, many law students and young lawyers are looking to volunteer to...

4 Reasons You Don’t Want to be a Partner

By and large, partnership is the aspiration of most young lawyers.  Sure, there are other options and many take them up.  However the vast...

Work Life Balance – Do you Sleep in Your Office?

Work life balance can be one of those elusive concepts.  Everyone talks about it; law firms say that they have it - but very...

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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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