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Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 28

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive
    Lawyers often need to use persuasive skills in their work — convincing a judge or jury with an argument, persuading another party in a contract negotiation, convincing a client to pursue a realistic path. Yet when it comes to marketing,…
  • Jul 28

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive

    4 Ways to Make Proposals and Pitches More Persuasive
    Lawyers often need to use persuasive skills in their work — convincing a judge or jury with an argument, persuading another party in a contract negotiation, convincing a client to pursue a realistic path. Yet when it comes to marketing,…
  • Jul 27

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question
    I still remember my first day in torts class. Old man river, my respectable professor, called on me to analyze an opinion from some archaic case. “Ms. (unfortunately easy-to-pronounce maiden name), is this paragraph law or…
Rank this Week: 355

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    A Profession in Decline?

    A Profession in Decline?
    Benjamin Barton, a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Law, offers a sobering assessment of the state of the legal profession–law schools graduating too many lawyers, graduates who can’t find jobs and  a…
  • Jul 15

    Put Down the iPhone

    Put Down the iPhone
    Julie Fleming, of Lex Innova Consulting, has a nice post on how technology may be interfering with your business relationship building.  It’s a short read, but right on point.
  • Jul 3

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery
    In the past 18 years, I have spoken to thousands of law firm associates about their career concerns.  While there are a number of themes that are common (concerns about long and unpredictable hours, difficult clients, concerns about not…
Rank this Week: 478

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
  • Jul 28

    Holly Kulka, '91, Named Global Chief Compliance Officer for Standard & Poor's Ratings Service

    Holly Kulka, '91, Named Global Chief Compliance Officer for Standard & Poor's Ratings Service
    Based in New York, Ms. Kulka will report to Neeraj Sahai, President of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, and Robert Easton, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. and will be a member of…
  • Jul 22

    Tom Huyck, 77

    Tom Huyck, 77
    Long-time Hyde Park resident and lawyer, William Thomas “Tom” Huyck passed away peacefully in his sleep July 10 after a long illness. He was 77. Original…
  • Jul 22

    Scott Kafker, '85, Sworn in as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court

    Scott Kafker, '85, Sworn in as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court
    Appeals Court Judge Scott Kafker of Swampscott, who three weeks ago became Gov. Charlie Baker's first judicial nominee, was confirmed on Wednesday by the Governor's Council to lead the Appeals Court as its next chief justice. …
Rank this Week: 517

Advance Legal Blog

Advance Legal Blog

Provides insight and advice to attorneys and law students about careers in the legal field.

http://www.advancelegaljobs.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    In House Counsel Jobs–How to Ace the Interview

    In House Counsel Jobs–How to Ace the Interview
    Frequently, when an attorney interviews for an in house counsel position, it is the first time that he or she has interviewed with a corporate legal department. The attorney ... »
  • Jul 23

    Consumer Finance Licensing Associate

    Consumer Finance Licensing Associate
    Today’s Featured Law Firm Job is located in Washington, D.C.  The position requires experience in a number of different practice areas as they relate to the financial services industry and ... »
  • Jul 23

    Featured In-House Counsel Job: Counsel/Senior Counsel

    Featured In-House Counsel Job: Counsel/Senior Counsel
    Today’s Featured In-House Counsel Job is located in Houston, Texas.  The position requires an IP background and a minimum of 7 years of experience. Featured In-House Counsel Jobs:  Chevron Counsel/Senior Counsel The ... »
Rank this Week: 647

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Jul 21

    How to Juggle a Family and Law School

    How to Juggle a Family and Law School
    We’re probably a month out from most law schools opening their doors again for the Fall. There is also going to be a new (though smaller) crop of 1Ls heading in those doors. It’s been a few years since I first touched on the topic…
  • Jun 24

    Book Review: The Practice

    Book Review: The Practice
    Next in a series of long overdue book reviews, here are my thoughts on The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers And Lawyering by Brian Tannebaum. Go buy this book right now. I’ll elaborate. As with my review of Supreme Ambitions,…
  • Jun 19

    Book Review: Supreme Ambition

    Book Review: Supreme Ambition
    So this review is long overdue. I received an advance preview copy of David Lat’s debut novel, Supreme Ambitions, back in October of last year. I read it immediately and enjoyed it, but it also came at a time when I was fairly busy. One…
Rank this Week: 930

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

Discusses starting a law practice, marketing tips, and motivational writing to help attorneys going out on their own. By Frank A. Cseke.

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Jun 24

    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver

    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver
    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver Nothing can be worse than being dangerously injured in an accident, which leaves you with broken bones and smashed vehicle. Many a times, in such situations, we have to forcefully answer few questions…
  • May 25

    The Perfect Practice

    The Perfect Practice
    The Ideal Practice For the final three years, I have been asking myself over and more than again, “What can make the prefect practice?” As our consulting firm grows, the more I inquire myself this query How would I be capable to…
  • Apr 25

    Car Accident Lawyer In Lodi

    Car Accident Lawyer In Lodi
    Automobile Accident Lawyer In Lodi Automobile accidents have turn out to be frequent in Lodi, California, United States along with rest of the globe. No 1 can ignore the fact that a lot of car accidents occurs each and every day. These…
Rank this Week: 1000

Law Shucks

Law Shucks

A self-deprecating look at life in and after BigLaw

http://lawshucks.com
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

    Wrapping Up Dewey
    Forgive any unintended offense, but as we think about the untimely demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, we can’t help but think of the 1985 comedic triumph Fletch.
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

    Wrapping Up Dewey
    Forgive any unintended offense, but as we think about the untimely demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, we can’t help but think of the 1985 comedic triumph Fletch. Dr. Joseph Dolan: You know, it’s a shame about [Dewey & LeBoeuf].…
  • May 4

    Get on the Mic, My Man

    Get on the Mic, My Man
    Sorry about the formatting.
Rank this Week: 1161

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Covers business development, networking, mentoring and work-life balance. By EpsteinBeckerGreen.

http://www.executivewomennetworkingblog.com
  • Jul 2

    Networking Takes Center Stage at Gotham Comedy Club

    Networking Takes Center Stage at Gotham Comedy Club
    Sometimes, getting out there to connect with clients and contacts can seem like just one more chore on our already long list of “to do” items.  Building a network can be serious business, but recently EBG’s…
  • May 20

    Evidence Mounts on the Benefits for Children of Working Mother

    Evidence Mounts on the Benefits for Children of Working Mother
    I have long felt that the debate over working mothers versus stay-at-home moms is largely fueled by a desire to perpetuate perceived (though not necessarily actual) cultural norms. Why should we feel guilty about working? Many women work…
  • May 13

    Clothes Part II: Finding Your Style and Your Confidence

    Clothes Part II: Finding Your Style and Your Confidence
    For those of us who are weary of all the advice on how to dress for success, may I suggest Women in Clothes, edited by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton? The book presents essays, photos, drawings, and survey responses…
Rank this Week: 1502

Touro Law Center Career Services…

Touro Law Center Career Services Office

Provides news, career advice, job search strategies, bar association programs and networking events to facilitate a job search. Published by the Tuoror Law Center Career Services Office.

http://tourolawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

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  • Feb 27

    Networking to Find a Job

    Networking to Find a Job
    Networking to Find a Job by Kathleen Brady, Brady and Associates Career Planners, LLC Networking rests on the basic principle that business, jobs and careers are built on personal relationships; its true purpose is to get AIR: Advice,…
  • Dec 9

    Growing Practice Area

    Growing Practice Area
    HOT PRACTICE AREAS Health Care Law This field includes regulatory work for health systems and practitioners, policy work within government to advocacy work for patients or health care professions and different kinds of…
Rank this Week: 1532

But I Do Have a Law Degree

But I Do Have a Law Degree

A lawyer turned stay at home mom chronicles life after law firms.

http://www.butidohavealawdegree.com/
  • Jul 24

    My Happy Place

    My Happy Place
    I'm a big believer that happiness comes from within - that external factors - surroundings, circumstance, money - should only have so much bearing.  But I have to say, there's something about just being in Cape Cod that lifts my spirits…
  • Jul 14

    My Living Proof

    My Living Proof
    Whenever I look back at the pictures taken immediately upon all of my childrens' birth, I am in disbelief that it actually happened.  Was that really me?  Was that baby really in my stomach, and I actually got it out?  And is…
  • Jun 30

    Summer Flicks on Netflix

    Summer Flicks on Netflix
    I don't know about you, but right now our family is really in summer.  It's all swim practice and camp pick ups and sunscreen and mosquitoes and dirty soles of feet.  So for my Netflix post this month, it only seemed…
Rank this Week: 1705

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 18

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location
    Let’s for a moment put aside the discussion as to whether an investment by a law firm into premium real estate makes sense. Let’s assume that clients don’t object to funding acres of marble and an atrium full of lush…
  • Dec 16

    The writing on the wall #6 – quality talent equals high price?

    The writing on the wall #6 – quality talent equals high price?
    As the economy picks up, the gladiators pick up their weapons in the fight for talent again. With a raft of restructurings in the past five years, now that work is picking up, there are structural gaps in the talent profile of a number…
  • Dec 15

    The writing on the wall #5 management complexity

    The writing on the wall #5 management complexity
    Firms are getting bigger. Mergers and International expansion may be the main culprits in recent years, bit add the economy slowly returns to growth, plenty of other law firms face the challenges associated with getting bigger. Some, like the…
Rank this Week: 1851

Lawyer Satisfaction Blog

Lawyer Satisfaction Blog

Covers career planning and advice for lawyers. Published By Ronald W. Fox.

http://www.lawyersatisfactionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1750

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

For attorneys seeking career satisfaction, work/life balance and personal growth.

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Dec 29

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over
    Robert Sciglimpaglia's legal career came to an unexpected crossroads in May 2006. He could either continue practicing workers' compensation law full time, or accept a 13-day contract to perform as an extra in the Disney movie "Enchanted,"…
  • Nov 16

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity.
Rank this Week: 1692

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 28

    Lawyers Need “Soft Skills”—So Why Aren’t Law Schools Teaching Them?

    Lawyers Need “Soft Skills”—So Why Aren’t Law Schools Teaching Them?
    There can be little doubt that law schools are largely proficient in teaching “hard skills” such as knowledge of the law, legal analysis, research, writing, and drafting. But what about “soft skills”—the general…
  • Jul 20

    Lawyer Job Satisfaction and Comparing Downward

    Lawyer Job Satisfaction and Comparing Downward
    In law school, we learn about model answers, class ranking and, for lack of a better term, perfection. It usually seems to be about striving to perform better and comparing to others ahead of ourselves, no matter where we are placed –…
  • Jul 17

    What Makes Your Subject Distinctive?

    What Makes Your Subject Distinctive?
    As law schools continue to develop their learning outcomes, an important question we all should consider is, “hat makes my course distinctive?”  For example, in my research on assessment in legal research courses, I…
Rank this Week: 2544

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Jul 28

    Success: Are you lengthening your stride?

    Success: Are you lengthening your stride?
    Want to be a more successful lawyer? You won’t accomplish it by sitting back. You have to “lengthen your stride” and get outside your comfort zone to take your career to the next level. A friend sent me a series of quotes…
  • Jul 27

    Client Development: If You Want to Persuade-Ask a Favor

    Client Development: If You Want to Persuade-Ask a Favor
    Have you ever persuaded someone by asking a favor? I am not suggesting asking for business, but there are other favors you can ask that will be very helpful. A few years ago I read Selling Power magazine article The Persuasion Principle: How…
  • Jul 24

    Client Development Coaching: How One Lawyer Got the Most from It

    Client Development Coaching: How One Lawyer Got the Most from It
    On Monday I posted a blog about the group telephone coaching program and the video coaching program. Dallas lawyer, Shawn Tuma watched the video, did the exercises and participated in a group coaching session. I asked Shawn to share his…
Rank this Week: 2699

QLTS Blog

QLTS Blog

Covers the qualification process for international lawyers to become English solicitors. By QLTSchool.

http://www.qlts.com/
  • Jul 27

    Introducing the OSCE Toolkit – Everything You Need to Know about the OSCE Assessment before You Start

    Introducing the OSCE Toolkit – Everything You Need to Know about the OSCE Assessment before You Start
    Every year, hundreds of international lawyers worldwide seek to enhance their careers by dual-qualifying as English solicitors via the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS). The QLTS involves two assessments; the Multiple Choice Test (MCT)…
  • Jul 22

    5 Reasons Why You Need to Know Both LexisLibrary and Westlaw for the OSCE Assessment

    5 Reasons Why You Need to Know Both LexisLibrary and Westlaw for the OSCE Assessment
    What is the OSCE The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) is designed by the SRA to assess the knowledge and skills of lawyers qualified outside of England & Wales, to gauge their suitability to be admitted as solicitors. One of the…
  • Jul 9

    US Attorney Career Path Next Steps: Dual-qualification or LLM?

    US Attorney Career Path Next Steps: Dual-qualification or LLM?
    The bar exam is behind you and you’re a qualified attorney in your chosen state. Congratulations! Now what? US attorneys looking to take the next step in independently advancing their careers, enhancing marketable skills and unlocking…
Rank this Week: 2587

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
Rank this Week: 2433

Legal Leaders Blog

Legal Leaders Blog

Covers law firm leadership and management. By Sean Larkan.

http://www.legalleadersblog.com
  • Jun 30

    Partner succession is not a standalone

    Partner succession is not a standalone
    Arguably one of the most important things a partner should and can do for his or her firm before he/she retires is choose and groom a suitable successor. Given the ageing in the profession worldwide in recent decades succession is a subject…
  • May 22

    Matching, combining or switching leadership style

    Matching, combining or switching leadership style
    A senior leader of a corporate client recently expressed frustration  at one of her senior manager’s continued dogmatic, almost autocratic style of leadership, which was beginning to irk a number of people in and around…
  • Sep 12

    Killing clients with complexity – be sure to recognise and address it

    Killing clients with complexity – be sure to recognise and address it
    In talking about client relations lawyers like to talk about the importance of using simple English, killing clients with kindness and generally keeping things simple for clients. It seems years of training and our natural lawyerly DNA…
Rank this Week: 2883

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    White & Case Diversity

    White &amp; Case Diversity
    Diversity and inclusion are inherent core values of White & Case, embedded in all we do as one firm in our offices around the world. As a truly global law firm, we recruit, retain and advance people of diverse backgrounds who strengthen…
  • Jun 25

    Office of Hawaiian Affairs Internship

    Office of Hawaiian Affairs Internship
    Go to the link to read about this awesome opportunity!https://m.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/aapi/internship
  • May 6

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition

    U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition
    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is pleased to announce its annual Law Student Writing Competition for the 2014-15 academic year.  The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary…
Rank this Week: 2456

Law School: Success & Careers

Law School: Success & Careers

Advice, tips and musings regarding law school and life thereafter from a former trial lawyer (and guest bloggers), now Director of Public Service Programs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, NC.

http://lawschoolsuccessandcareers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe

    &quot;Clear the Mechanism&quot; -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe
    Are Yankee fans truly this obnoxious? Truly you, jest! :-) In my Twitter profile, I note that I like to draw parallels between life and baseball. I thought that I would include a scene from an old Kevin Costner movie ("For the Love of…
  • Jan 28

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE
    As I've indicated on many occasions here, and on Twitter, I am a big proponent of students participating in both substantive and social activities in a local bar association.  Cliche though it may be. . "if you want to fish, go where the…
  • Jan 22

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying &quot;Connected&quot;
    Part II of the "long distance runner" series The first of the "Long Distance Runner" blog articles The Loneliness of the Long Distance Law Student: Do Study Groups Work Or Not - Your Call was a discussion regarding whether law students…
Rank this Week: 2771

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy…

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy Blog

Covers jurisprudence, legal realism, and legal theory. By Professor Brian R. Leiter and Prof. Daniel Filler

http://leiterlegalphilosophy.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Apr 14

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence
    Via Solum, I learn that my (part-time) colleague Les Green's (long-gestating) paper on "Law and the Causes of Judicial Decision" is finally on SSRN (it will appear in final form in Green's forthcoming collection of papers from OUP).  I have…
  • Mar 28

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity
    My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
  • Mar 12

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?
    A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
Rank this Week: 2332

CWSL Career Services

CWSL Career Services

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/career/
Rank this Week: 3160

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Jul 13

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment
    I assume you are aware that we are now several years into an era of fundamental disruptions in the foundations of the law business.  Yet even as technology and other mega-forces drive this rapid and sometimes painful evolution, there are…
  • Jun 20

    Artificial Intelligence: The Law Machine In Your Future

    Artificial Intelligence: The Law Machine In Your Future
         Everyone knows that technology has transformed every industry, market sector and profession, but few really understand how Artificial Intelligence (sometimes referred to as AI) is about to change everything…
  • Jun 1

    A Hopeful Glimpse Into Law’s Future From A Surprising Source

    A Hopeful Glimpse Into Law’s Future From A Surprising Source
    Even as the legal profession undergoes painful change, new opportunities arise! In this column, I often engage in what some might call alarmism and others might call realism. Whatever you want to call it, if you don’t already know…
Rank this Week: 3620

Legal Outsourcing Journal

Legal Outsourcing Journal

Covers legal outsourcing and contract lawyering.

http://legaloutsourcingjournal.wordpress.com
  • Jun 10

    Someone’s Posted Negative Comments About Your Firm. Now What?

    Someone’s Posted Negative Comments About Your Firm. Now What?
    By Les Altenberg You work hard for your clients, spending countless hours trying to represent them in the best way you know how.  Most of the time  … in fact, the vast majority of the time, your clients are extremely…
  • May 27

    Why Serve? Attaching Value to Community Engagement

    Why Serve? Attaching Value to Community Engagement
    By Diane Bucka Legal professionals are often in the position of trying to apply concrete value to quantify things that seem intangible. Intellectual property? Intangible assets? Pain and suffering? “Reasonable” expectations?…
  • May 6

    How to Find “The One”

    How to Find “The One”
    By Kris L. Canaday, ACP If you’re thinking about obtaining support from a freelance paralegal (or any service provider for that matter) but are unsure of how to find someone who is a good fit for your practice or legal department, here…
Rank this Week: 4902

Rifkin Consulting Attorney…

Rifkin Consulting Attorney Recruiter Blog

Covers job search advice for lawyers.

http://rifkinconsulting.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Trends in California Law Firm

    Trends in California Law Firm
    So many changes in the way firms do business during the last five years...some areas of practice that were dormant are now "hot", such as corporate law and real estate.  Labor and employment remains a very desirable area of practice for…
  • Feb 10

    Ten Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile

    Ten Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile
    My esteemed colleague, Anabella Bonfa, is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who writes and lectures on how to enhance your LinkedIn profile to maximize this marketing tool.  I have personally observed how Anabella works…
  • May 16

    Get My Attention – Send a Respectable Cover Letter!

    Get My Attention – Send a Respectable Cover Letter!
    Recently I read an article by a recruiter who very straightforwardly acknowledged that she often receives unimpressive application materials from job-seekers.  This is often a non-starter and the result is…Delete.  Why? …
Rank this Week: 3147

Altman Weil Connect

Altman Weil Connect

Covers developments in law firm and law department leadership and management.

http://connect.altmanweil.com/
  • Apr 10

    A Whole New Mind

    A Whole New Mind
    Marci Krufka Taylor at Mantra Partner has a new commentary on Daniel Pink’s book, A Whole New Mind, and how it applies to law firm marketing.  Lawyers tend to be ‘left-brain’ analytical thinkers, but…
  • Apr 10

    What do in-house lawyers read?

    What do in-house lawyers read?
    “This matters, of course. First, if you want to talk intelligently to in-house lawyers, you should have a sense of what’s on their mind. Second, if you ever write articles with an eye on developing business, it would be nice to…
  • Oct 30

    Most clients don’t want the lowest price available

    Most clients don’t want the lowest price available
    Altman Weil released its 14th annual Chief Legal Officer Survey last week, with lots of interesting data for corporate law departments as well as the law firms that serve them.  One of the most surprising survey finding involves…
Rank this Week: 3541

JD Nation

JD Nation

Provides advice for blocked, bored or burned out JDs. By Annie Little.

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Apr 9

    Networking for Lawyers Redux

    Networking for Lawyers Redux
    We’re having a vet behaviorist come to our house. Yep. We’re those people. But we used to be waaaaaaay further out on the ridiculous end of the spectrum before we had a baby. We flew our (then only) dog to Vegas to be the flower…
  • Feb 24

    Can Lawyers Really Have It All?

    Can Lawyers Really Have It All?
    I remember standing outside an Ann Taylor display window as a tween and telling my mom, “I’m going to dress like that when I grow up. I’ll be a lawyer and make enough money to buy whatever clothes I want. And whatever…
  • Feb 7

    Lawyers Suck at Listening

    Lawyers Suck at Listening
    Oh, don’t act so shocked. You know it’s true. Even if you’re an exceptionally sensitive lawyer, you’re still stuck dealing with other lawyers. And you’re not exactly a fan of being cut off, condescended to and…
Rank this Week: 3262

Lawyer's Life Blog

Lawyer's Life Blog

Provides information to attorneys to help them increase career success in the areas of career, marketing, productivity and life balance.

http://www.coachingforlawyers.com/
  • Mar 11

    Should You Quit Litigation?

    Should You Quit Litigation?
    Do you really enjoy litigation? Most litigators, truth be told, do not. Based on my experience as a professional lawyer coach, there is a small percentage of lawyers who truly enjoy trial work. They love the strategy, challenge and…
  • Sep 15

    Are Rainmakers Born or Bred?

    Are Rainmakers Born or Bred?
    An extremely interesting article is in the latest issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Today. It describes a study on the question of whether rainmakers are born or bred and what are the characteristics of a legal rainmaker. Are some lawyers…
  • Jun 3

    Why You Haven’t Made Law Firm Partner Yet

    Why You Haven’t Made Law Firm Partner Yet
    Making partner in your law firm is probably the most critical hurdle in a young lawyer’s career. Yet so many attorneys don’t have a strategy for how to make that happen. I have touched on this subject before on my website and in…
Rank this Week: 3873

The CAPS Blog

The CAPS Blog

Highlights interesting cases, legal trends and commentary from around New York state, and beyond, for attorneys practicing law in the public sector context. By the NYSBA's Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/CAPS/
  • Mar 11

    JCOPE Gift Guidance

    JCOPE Gift Guidance
    For a quick summary of the state ethics code gift restrictions, JCOPE has published this handy-dandy guide-at-a-glance on the restrictions....
  • Jan 29

    Why the Gender Difference in Local Government Leaders?

    Why the Gender Difference in Local Government Leaders?
    The International City/County Management Association in Washington, D.C. recently published this interesting analysis entitled, "Women Leading Government - Why So Little Progress in 30 Years?" The article looks at the numbers and…
  • Jan 16

    Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"

    Law &quot;In the Spirit of Public Service&quot;
    Who practices law "in the public service?" According to this inspiring speech given by SEC Chair Mary Jo White at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting earlier this month, all lawyers have an ethical responsibility…
Rank this Week: 4089

IP + Tech Blog

IP + Tech Blog

Covers IP and tech career news.

http://mnfglobal.com/ipblog/
  • Oct 31

    Traits of Successful Candidates – Part 1

    Traits of Successful Candidates – Part 1
    There are definite traits that successful candidates have that make them more likely to find a great job than those who do not possess those traits.  The good news is that these traits can be learned and have nothing to do with your…
  • Oct 30

    M&A Associate – DC

    M&amp;A Associate &ndash; DC
    Am Law 100 Law firm seeks a peer firm mid-level attorney associate to join their Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Group. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of top law firm private equity M&A experience. Firms works with a range…
  • Jul 2

    Hot July Patent Job

    Hot July Patent Job
    We are assisting an Am Law 100 law firm which has a need for an experienced patent prosecution attorney or agent that is looking to work at their home office as long as it is in a major market where the firm has an office. The position will…
Rank this Week: 3185

Legal Resume Review Blog

Legal Resume Review Blog

Provides tips for drafting cover letters and resumes for attorneys.

http://blog.legalresumereview.com/
  • Dec 12

    Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.

    Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.
    I recently read an interesting article on negotiating salaries.  While simplistic in many ways, the take-away point was that it is often best to refrain from using “I” statements when negotiating salaries.  Too many…
  • Nov 14

    Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resume

    Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resume
    It was bound to happen. Once LinkedIn started pushing the QR code links to its pages, it was only a matter of time before they started popping up on legal resumes.  They are supposed to make you look hip, tech-savvy, … Continue…
  • Sep 20

    Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?

    Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?
    The interview is over and you’ve gleaned a little bit of insight on the potential new firm.  When the questions end and the interviewer asks if you have any questions, please don’t sit there and say nothing.  This is…
Rank this Week: 3774

Cardozo Real Estate Law…

Cardozo Real Estate Law Association

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's student run, real estate law association.

http://cardozorela.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3900

The 'Shipping News

The 'Shipping News

Covers clerkship advice and information. By the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/shippingnews/
  • Oct 14

    Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference - last RSVP date

    Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship &amp; Internship Conference - last RSVP date
    Tomorrow is the last day to RSVP for the Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference. The conference will be held at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law 4340 Connecticut Ave., N.W.…
  • Sep 3

    Judicial Intern and Clerkship Conference

    Judicial Intern and Clerkship Conference
    Want an opportunity to learn about judicial clerkships and internships from the judges themselves? If so, make your way to Washington D.C. on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for the Robert E. Wone Annual Minority Judicial…
  • Jul 25

    Virginia Trial Court

    Virginia Trial Court
    A clerkship in a Virginia Circuit Court can be an excellent opportunity, particularly for those who wish to pursue careers in prosecution, public defense, legal aid or a more regional firm. While not every court hires term clerks, most of the…
Rank this Week: 3815

Sweet Hot Justice

Sweet Hot Justice

Provides a down-and-dirty, entertaining inside look at BigLaw and beyond.

http://www.sweethotjustice.com
  • Jul 2

    Read This or Die Alone: Advice for Young Women

    Read This or Die Alone: Advice for Young Women
    I don’t want to alarm you, but this is going to be bad news for some of you—possibly even a lot of you. The last few days have been tough for all of us.  Emotional.  Controversial. Traumatic, even.  News like…
  • Jul 27

    The Truth Is Out, Ladies: Your Long Hair Is Killing Your Career

    The Truth Is Out, Ladies: Your Long Hair Is Killing Your Career
    Women: Pay attention, this is important.  Especially for you old ones (and by “old” I mean over 30 but not yet 40.  Women 40 and over: Can you even read anymore at your age?  I’ll just refer to you as “pre-dead…
  • Mar 1

    BigLaw Bros: Why Slam Pieces Don’t Want You

    BigLaw Bros: Why Slam Pieces Don’t Want You
    Bros of BigLaw, I love you, but I’m worried about you.  You’re confused.  You’re angry.  And you should be.  You’ve been told, by each other, that cementing your place as a certified cog in the BigLaw cash wheel would lead to a…
Rank this Week: 5039

Outlaw Mom's Blawg

Outlaw Mom's Blawg

Covers the dilemmas facing the lawyer mom and the struggle to achieve the ever elusive state of being called work-life balance.

http://lawyer-mom.com/
  • Jun 28

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: What Working Moms Really Think About Stay-At-Home-Mom

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: What Working Moms Really Think About Stay-At-Home-Mom
    Over the past two years I’ve been debating the pros and cons of being a stay at home mom or stay at work mom and have picked the brains of countless other working moms who have already waded through this dilemma or are currently struggling…
  • Jun 7

    WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception (6/9)

    WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception (6/9)
    Join WIPLA at MacArthur Park Restaurant in Palo Alto from 5:30-7:30  p.m. this Thursday (6/9) for cocktails and friendly networking with your fellow female intellectual property litigators from the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Jun 7

    Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law (6/8)

    Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law (6/8)
    Join Ian C. Ballon, Author (E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d Edition) and Internet and IP litigator (Greenberg Traurig LLP) and Santa Clara Law School Professor Eric Goldman for a free breakfast seminar on Hot Topics in…
Rank this Week: 3979

Law Career Blog

Law Career Blog

Covers law schools, careers in law and alternative career options for lawyers. By Professor Gregory W. Bowman.

http://law-career.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    To Everything there is a Season

    To Everything there is a Season
    Obviously it has been a while since I have posted on this blog. Why is that? I suppose it is because I have accomplished much of what I wanted to with Law Career Blog as a solo blog. I felt I had important things to say on teaching and…
  • Aug 25

    The Most Important Day of Cla

    The Most Important Day of Cla
    Last week was my first week of classes for the 2008-2009 academic year, and I was all ready to write a post called "The Most Important Day of Class." The whole premise was that the first day of class is the most important day of class for…
  • Aug 10

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty
    There was an interesting post on the Law Librarian Blog this week concerning the benefits of senior, junior, and adjunct faculty in the classroom. The post can be linked to here. This is a subject that interests me greatly, and readers will…
Rank this Week: 4601

Career & Professional…

Career & Professional Development Blog

By Susan Gainen and Assistant Dean Mina Jones Jefferson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/lawcareer/
  • Jun 7

    Blog Statu

    Blog Statu
    Closed.
  • Jun 7

    Blog Statu

    Blog Statu
    Closed.
  • Mar 26

    Alternative Careers - The Rule

    Alternative Careers - The Rule
    Much of this information was taken from Susan Gainen's presentation at the NALP Newcomer's Conference in Denver (Feb. 2009). Thanks, Susan! ALTERNATIVE CAREERS RULES: 1. Know what the employer does and what its problems are. As you approach…
Rank this Week: 4406