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My Two Favorite Questions to Ask During a Law Firm Interview

To get a summer associate position during OCI interviews, you’ll be participating in potentially dozens of interviews at different firms and multiple interviews at each firm for which you get a callback. Most interviewers leave time at the end for questions, and this...

Let’s Talk Law Firm Culture: How Can You Figure Out a Law Firm’s Culture While Interviewing?

It’s getting to be that time of year – law students around the country participate in OCI interviews, which tend to focus on big law firms. When I decided to go through OCI, I knew almost nothing about law firm life, and absolutely nothing about how to assess law firm...

Five Ways to End Your Summer Associate Position on a High Note

Photo by Christina Morillo on Pexels.com Many summer associate programs will be wrapping up at the end of this month. If you joined my free webinar and have been following along the blog all summer, I’m confident you’ve been doing a great job and have made a strong...

Five Ways to End Your Summer Associate Position on a High Note

Photo by Christina Morillo on Pexels.com Many summer associate programs will be wrapping up at the end of this month. If you joined my free webinar and have been following along the blog all summer, I’m confident you’ve been doing a great job and have made a strong...

ENROLL NOW: SURVIVE & THRIVE

A Self-Paced Course for Law Students and New Lawyers Wanting to Experience Less Stress and More Success at Work Click here to Enroll in Course now for $149 $49, $100 off original price! The transition from law student to lawyer can be tough. How tough?Well, a 2015...

Summer Intern Q&A: Slow at Work

This summer, I’ll be posting Q&As from summer associates and summer interns. Have a question? Email me at thecareerfiles@gmail.com. Question: What Do I Do if I’m Slow at Work? Today’s question is from a summer associate who says that after a busy first couple of...

Summer Intern Q&A: Stuck on a Legal Research Assignment

This summer, I’ll be posting Q&As from summer associates and summer interns. Have a question? Email me at thecareerfiles@gmail.com. Question: How to Communicate That You're Stuck on a Legal Research Assignment? Today’s question is from a legal intern who is...

Day in the Life of An In-House Counsel (Financial Services)

Read on for a day in the life of an in-house counsel in NYC... Job Title: Assistant General Counsel Industry: Financial Services From: New York, NY Age: “Xennial” Gender: Female Salary/Benefits: Ensuring that you are being fairly compensated outside of the lockstep...

Summer Intern Q&A: Should I Text My Boss?

This summer, I'll be posting Q&As from summer associates and summer interns. Have a question? Email me at thecareerfiles@gmail.com. Question: Should I Text My Boss? Today's question is from a legal intern who is wondering, "If a supervisor gives you their cell...

Ace Your Legal Job This Summer (Free Webinar)

Every summer, legal interns and summer associates spread out across the country to put their best feet forward in hopes of getting a job offer for after graduation or at least a positive reference for their future job hunt. This year, things continue to look a little...

How to Get Experience as a Young Lawyer (Especially in Biglaw)

Working at a big law firm can provide many great experiences to junior lawyers. You spend your days (and often your nights) working on a number of large, complex matters. You deal with complicated questions of law and fact, and the sink-or-swim environment encourages...

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