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Most Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Lawyers

Today, I want to talk about keyboard shortcuts for lawyers. There was a time when I inwardly groaned whenever I had to insert a section symbol into a piece of legal writing. It took an embarrassingly long time before I realized I could simply add it using a pre-set...

Podcast Recap: Young Lawyer Rising

This week, the ABA’s Young Lawyer Division released its latest entry in the Young Lawyer Rising podcast. Hosted by Sonia Raichur Russo, panelists included Dani Borel, a partner at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson (Baton Rouge, LA), Silvia Alexandria Mansoor, a litigator...

Three Tips if You’re Always Late

Have you ever noticed that some people in your life are always late? Maybe it’s you!  In your personal life, your friends and family may chalk this up to the price of admission to having a relationship with you. In your professional life, getting a reputation as...

Three Tips if You’re Always Late

Have you ever noticed that some people in your life are always late? Maybe it’s you!  In your personal life, your friends and family may chalk this up to the price of admission to having a relationship with you. In your professional life, getting a reputation as...

Lacking Attention to Detail?

Three ways to improve your attention to detail today One of the more common pieces of feedback junior lawyers receive is that they are lacking attention to detail. If this is you, my prior post here gives some tips for improving your attention to detail when working...

Do This One Thing Before Starting Your First Job

Photo by Cadeau Maestro on Pexels.com I recently wrote an article for the American Bar Association's After the Bar blog, sharing one key task to complete before starting your first legal job (or at any point in your career, really). It'll help you brainstorm and plan...

Lawyer Movies to Match Your Mood

In Shakespeare’s Henry VI, there’s a famous line: “the first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers!”  Setting aside all the great substantive work lawyers do, the world would be a far less entertaining place without us! Those of us who practice law know just...

Free Webinar: Law Firm Life

You graduated from law school, took the bar exam, and are now enjoying some time off before beginning your legal career in earnest. If you're headed to a law firm to work as a junior associate this fall, tune in to my free, 30-minute webinar covering what you need to...

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...

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...

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