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Practical Training for Law Students (AKA – where have articles of clerkship gone)

I had a very interesting conversation recently with somebody who has an important role in the training that is given to law students and...

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...

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...

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...

How to Catch an Egg without Breaking It

Knowing how to go about approaching your first legal file (or files) with a minimum of risk, especially if your first file is inherited, can be...

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...

Legal Recruitment – Getting a Job as a Lawyer

All things point to the fact that the current legal recruitment market is absolute rubbish.  The question of how to get a job as...

Marketing for Lawyers – Not about You!

Marketing for lawyers, in particular young lawyers, can be the introduction to a nightmare of epic proportions.  Basically all lawyers acknowledge the necessity of...

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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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