As a new class of lawyers graduates this spring, I’ve been giving some thought to lawyer gifts that attorneys and recent law grads can actually use. Following are items I would have been grateful to receive as a new lawyer.
Career Advice & Guides
Pardon the self-promotion here (and below), but my book Law Firm Life is the guide I wish I had had as a junior associate starting out in a law firm. It’s available in paperback or eBook form on Amazon.
Beginning work as a practicing lawyer can be tough. My online course Survive & Thrive can help new lawyers adjust to working life and impress their supervisors right away. Buy a copy for yourself or a friend or relative. (p.s. Law Firm Life includes a coupon code for a discount!)
Appropriate decorations vary by office, but you generally cannot go wrong with framed diplomas, tasteful art, or a plant or two.
Etsy is always a great option to find home and office decor. The pictured piece is from this shop, but searching lawyer wall art gives you tons of fun options.
Having my diplomas framed was surprisingly expensive! I would have been thrilled to receive a gift certificate for framing services. If you have a Michael’s nearby, they’re always offering coupons.
A nice houseplant is a great way to spruce up your work or home office. Apartment Therapy rounded up some subscriptions if you want to go all out. Or, you could just stop by your local nursey and pick up a plant.
Useful Lawyer Gifts for Work
Keeping track of billable hours is a necessary annoyance of law firm life. Junior and senior lawyers can do so easily with this logbook I created (available on Amazon).
This Zojirushi travel mug is a classic for a reason. It keeps beverages hot and purports to be leak proof. Never say never, but I can say that both claims have been true in my experience.
Gifts for Job Hunting Lawyers
Showing up to an interview with a crumpled resume is a good way to get off to a bad start. A simple portfolio like this one can help.
A great resume and cover letter are key to getting a legal job. I offer gift certificates for my resume writing service. More info here.
As indicated above, some of these products are my services or were created by me. If you purchase them, I will receive some or all of the profits. The remaining links are unaffiliated and just my personal recommendations.