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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...

Day in the Life: Litigation Partner (Medium-Sized Firm)

Read on for a day in the life of a litigation partner in a medium-sized firm in the Northeast... Job Title: Partner (Non-Equity) Industry: Law From: Medium-Sized City in the Northeast Age: 36 Gender: Female Salary/Benefits: $145,000...

Day in the Life: Litigation Partner (Medium-Sized Firm)

Read on for a day in the life of a litigation partner in a medium-sized firm in the Northeast... Job Title: Partner (Non-Equity) Industry: Law From: Medium-Sized City in the Northeast Age: 36 Gender: Female Salary/Benefits: $145,000...

Day in the Life: Biglaw Partner – White Collar/Investigations

Read on for the day in the life of a biglaw partner in Chicago, IL Job Title: Partner Industry: Law Location: Chicago, IL Age: 37 Gender: Female Salary/Benefits: Base salary + profit sharing + bonus (which varies). My total compensation was roughly $500,000 last year....

How to Be a Great Junior Lawyer

Most young lawyers are looking for magic tips to help them become a great junior attorney.  Over the years, I’ve noticed that the really great young lawyers—the ones the senior attorneys in the offer clamor to work with—have a few things in common. I’m sharing some of...

Common Mistakes Young Lawyers Make

I am senior enough to have worked with several classes of junior attorneys.  Over time, several patterns emerged, some positive and some not so positive. There are a number of common mistakes young lawyers make which in turn make the transition to lawyering difficult...

Work Well When Working Remotely

Not everybody likes to work from home. Maybe you miss having a big desk set up just how you like it. Or you miss the social aspect of working around a number of people. This is partly why co-working companies like WeWork exist and why you see people camped out with...

Dragging at Work? How to Stay Motivated

It’s February.  The excitement of the holidays has waned, New Year resolutions are a guilt-inducing memory, and the weather outside is gray and cold.  It’s no shock that people consistently identify February as one of their least favorite months of the year....

Q&A: How to Improve Attention to Detail

Have a question? Email it to thecareerfiles@gmail.com. Question:  During your yearly performance review, your supervisor advises that you need to work on your attention to detail in your written work. How can you improve your attention to detail going forward?...

Q&A: Sober at Work

Have a question for me to answer? Email it to thecareerfiles@gmail.com. Question: You notice that your office tends to blow off steam and bond by going out for a drink after work. You don’t drink alcohol. Is this going to be a problem for you? What should you say...

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