Category Archives: Lawyering Skills

Tips for attorneys and lawyers on how to improve their practice.

The Upside to the Downturn

The economic downtown has certainly hit the legal market hard.  People have lost jobs and job openings are still in short supply. There is no denying that has been a challenging time.  However, the downturn has also forced attorneys to reevaluate … Continue reading

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Go Ahead – Toot Your Own Horn

People in general have a difficult time drawing attention to their achievements, but in the hiring process you are your strongest advocate so speak up.  Everyone knows there is a difference between cockiness and confidence, the latter is not only … Continue reading

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Attention Summer Associates – Stay Offline!

It’s that time of the year again.  Summer associates arrive at the bigger firms and get put on projects.  Sometimes those projects are exciting.  The files that these soon-to-be-attorneys are handed might even have really juicy facts. Ooooh – can … Continue reading

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Get Off The Sideline!

Are you beholden to other attorneys for supplying your work?  Do you wish that you had more control over your practice?  Would you like more options for a change in employment?  Not surprisingly, the key is building your own client … Continue reading

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The Importance of Protecting Your Reputation

I was reminded today of the importance of protecting your reputation as a lawyer.  I was contacted by someone who wanted to apply for an attorney opportunity at a firm where she was a summer associate many years ago.  Normally … Continue reading

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What’s Behind The Curtain? The Importance of PDFs

If there is just one thing that we can impress upon you through this blog it’s this: when sending out your resume, please send it in a PDF format. It’s for your own good.  Besides having to deal with formatting … Continue reading

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Two-Tiered Partner Firms – A Discussion

Whether you are looking for a job or climbing the law firm ladder, it’s important to think about how law firms are structured and how you fit in.  There has been a lot written in the past year about the … Continue reading

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Great Communication Skills. What Does That Mean?

Look at any job posting or legal resume and there is sure to be something mentioned about having excellent communication skills.  Everyone wants it.  Every resume says that you have it.  What is it?  In short, it’s thinking before you … Continue reading

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