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Finding the Right Mix of Mentors in Your First Year

"Ask about their mentoring programs," urged a recent law school graduate and friend of mine when I began interviewing with firms during the summer before my 2L year. Dutifully, I followed her instructions, and in each...more

CFPB Sues For-Profit College For Alleged Predatory Lending

On September 16, the CFPB filed a civil action against a for-profit college for allegedly engaging in an “illegal predatory lending scheme.” Specifically, the CFPB alleges that the school engaged in unfair and deceptive...more

An Interesting Thought About Resumes

The following is a quote from Mark Horstman, one of the principals of Manager Tools, in his most recent Things I Think I Think. (I am a huge fan of Manager Tools’ podcasts, which I strongly recommend.)...more

Five Tips for Job Hunting After the Bar Exam

You just took the bar exam. While your first priority is to relax and celebrate (which you should do), you should also use this time to polish you resume and focus on your career. Here are five tips to jump-start your job...more

The likability factor and connecting with others

The analysis seems simple enough — if people like you, you will be happy and successful. But if it’s that easy, then why isn’t everyone doing it? The likability factor — sometimes referred to as the LQ, for likability...more

Featuring: Off-the-Record Mentoring

A structured, formal mentoring plan is an important part of any female professional's career path. Helping the next generation of female leaders through mentoring has been shown to be enormously helpful to both parties....more

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

5 Ways to Follow Up Effectively (With Real-World Examples)

Building relationships with interesting people is the key to an exceptional career, and one key to those relationship is: the follow-up. Here's a look at how to do it correctly....more

Are you Emotionally Intelligent? 5 Soft Skills to Show Off in Your Summer Law Job

We’re excited to welcome back Annabrooke Temple and Fairuz Abdullah from the UC Hastings Office of Career and Professional Development. They recently shared with readers four tips for summer law job success. Annabrooke and...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading

Welcome to The Roundup for the week ending May 2. We have lots of thought-provoking pieces to share. From Around the Web - If You Had to do it All Over Again, Would You Go to Law School? An SPU student shares...more

Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Saul Ewing's Debbie Spranger

Deborah Spranger is a vice chair of Saul Ewing LLP’s business and finance department, a co-chair of its life sciences practice group and a member of the firm’s seven-member executive committee. She focuses her practice on...more

Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Bilzin Sumberg's Amaducci

Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams is a partner at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP's Miami office, where she leads the firm's hospitality group. She handles all aspects of commercial real estate and finance transactions,...more

"The report of my death was an exaggeration . . . . . ." Mark Twain, May 31, 1897

From some quick online research, I believe Mark Twain is credited with the above quote, and it is frequently misquoted as "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." Although "death," is certainly an exaggeration in...more

Help! The Partner Thinks I’m an Idiot

We are pleased to welcome Katie Slater to the blog today. Katie Slater is a recovering attorney turned professional coach who helps lawyers and other analytical types with their professional development. She’s also one of the...more

Here's How Young Associates Actually Impress Law Firm Partners

How might a young associate make a positive impression on partners in their new law firm? What to do to make a meaningful impact and stand out in ways that matter? For a perspective on this oft-asked question, we...more

Five Traits of the Best Lawyers I Know

Most of what I know about litigation I learned from other lawyers. Sure, I learned from my own experience and mistakes. But just as surely, I borrowed from lawyers I admire and consider “the best.” Good litigators come...more

Why Milbank Sends 4th-Years Back To School  [Video]

Nov. 7 (Bloomberg Law) -- David Wolfson, partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and chair of the firm's professional development committee, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the Milbank@Harvard program. The...more

In-House Perspective: 10 Ways Every First Year Associate Can Shine

The following suggestions are based on my experience practicing labor and employment law as an associate at two large law firms and as senior in-house labor and employment counsel at a multibillion dollar international...more

Stealth Lawyer: Peter Kim, Food Museum Director [Video]

Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Kim, executive director of the Museum of Food and Drink, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from practicing law at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP to joining a...more

Skill Development Through Public Service

Helping others through pro bono advocacy is not only a professional obligation, but it is also a potent tool for professional growth. Ignore— just for a moment—the hopefully obvious benefits to your community, the legal...more

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