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For Lawyers in the Job Market: Know How to Capture Your Passion & Tell Your Story...

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Three tips to more effectively tell your story as you look for new career opportunities....more

Order in the Court: How David Kelly of the Golden State Warriors Serves the Winning Team

As the general counsel of the Golden State Warriors, one of the NBA's best basketball teams, David Kelly lives the life of at least five different general counsel. He serves as a basketball lawyer, startup lawyer, consumer...more

How Pro Bono Contributes to a Successful Career

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

One of the essential elements of what makes practicing law a profession ... is the commitment of every lawyer to uphold the law and contribute to access to justice. A Different View - We respectfully suggest...more

Myrland Marketing Motivation: Why Do You Do What You Do?

by Nancy Myrland on

Myrland Marketing Motivation, A Little Virtual Encouragement To Start Your Week. More Motivation Than Marketing. It’s A Monday Kind Of Thing! What about your job and career makes you feel fulfilled? Spend time today...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (Mar 13, 2014)

by Law School Toolbox on

From Around the Web - What Does the 21st Century Legal Career Look Like: Our own Alison and Lee talk about the steps to creating an alternative legal career path and what students should be doing in law school to prepare...more

Success: Plan Your Career As If It Is More Important Than Your Vacation

by Cordell Parvin LLC on

How much time are you spending planning your career? How much time are you spending planning your 2015 vacation? I remember meeting with Lisa, a young partner in my old law firm, She wanted career planning advice from me. I...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (Dec. 5, 2014)

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From Around the Web - 3 Tips for Landing A “Perfect Fit” Job: Finding that “perfect fit” job can be a long journey. But it’s easy once you know what you’re looking for. (Careerealsm)...more

An Interesting Thought About Resumes

by Valorem Law Group LLC on

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

by Law School Toolbox on

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

by DLA Piper on

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

by Baker Donelson on

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?

by Law School Toolbox on

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)

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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

by Law School Toolbox on

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

by Law School Toolbox on

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

by Saul Ewing LLP on

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

by Collins & Lacy, P.C. on

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

by Law School Toolbox on

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

by JD Supra Perspectives on

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

by Snell & Wilmer on

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]

by Bloomberg Law on

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

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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]

by Bloomberg Law on

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

by Carlton Fields on

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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