Lee Burgess

Lee Burgess

Trebuchet Legal

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Do You Have the Right Mindset for Your Legal Career?

I know you are likely busy like all lawyers and law students. But if you have time to read one book this summer, we have a suggestion for you. We suggest you get a copy of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol...more

7/21/2014 - Career Development Young Lawyers

Can a Monthly Lunch Date Further Your Career?

I recently attended a workshop hosted by Bryan Cave’s San Francisco Office as part of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. The workshop was lead by coaches from Suite Track. At the end of the presentation, the coaches challenged...more

5/13/2014 - Business Development Law Firm Associates Law Firm Partners Law Practice Management Professional Networking Women in the Law Women-Owned Businesses Young Lawyers

Is Going to Women’s Initiatives Events Worth It?

Last week, I attended an event at Bryan Cave’s San Francisco Office as part of its Women’s Initiative Power Project leadership training series. (I was the guest of a friend of mine who is one of the organizers at the firm.) I...more

5/12/2014 - Personal Brands Professional Development Women in the Law

Don’t Make This Networking Mistake

We have talked a lot on this blog and on the Law School Toolbox about how to network. We encourage law students, recent grads, and lawyers to reach out to us and to others whom they think would be helpful. For instance,...more

4/18/2014 - Business Development Professional Networking Young Lawyers

Online Legal Networking: Facebook

Facebook has more than 1.26 billion users (as of October 2013) so we will assume that you already have a Facebook profile. The question really becomes how you use Facebook. Is it an activity that is strictly personal...more

11/23/2013 - Facebook Professional Networking

Online Legal Networking: Twitter

We think Twitter is a powerful tool. It makes us mad when we go to conferences or listen to panels and hear how “ineffective” Twitter is at helping with networking. Twitter is a realistic, easy-to-use, and effective...more

11/19/2013 - Professional Networking

Online Networking: LinkedIn

Are you on LinkedIn? You should be. Set aside some time to fill out a profile and get a headshot to include on your page. You want to make sure you have a good headshot, one that looks professional if you want to be...more

11/14/2013 - Professional Networking Young Lawyers

Legal Networking 101: Towards A New Definition of Networking

I know that networking is a “bad word” for some folks, even cause for anxiety. Seeing a “networking event” on the calendar might make you sigh loudly and start looking for any excuse to get out of it. But I would encourage...more

11/1/2013

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