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From The Career Files: New Year’s Resolutions For Lawyers

If we were honest with ourselves, we would admit that New Year’s Resolutions are rarely successful
Tags: Law, Work-life balance, Lawyers, Career Goals, New Year's Resolutions, Career Center, Career Files, Associate Advice, ATL Career Center, Solo Practice, Big Law


January 16 roundup

The two new heads of the judiciary committees in the Pennsylvania legislature are nonlawyers, and the legal community appears to be fine with that [Max Mitchell, Legal Intelligencer] Long after his downfall in one of the worst U.S. legal scandals in years, Stan Chesley was still listed as holding an honored position at a major charity until a reporter started calling [Josh Nathan-Kazis, Forward, I’m quoted; update (Chesley’s name removed)] National security restrictions form an important pa...
Tags: Technology, Maryland, Law, Uncategorized, Georgia, Copyright, Pennsylvania, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Baltimore, Mike Masnick, Clark, Carl Malamud, Chesley, Daubert, Free Trade


From The Career Files: Reimagining Innovation In Legal Education

Ari Kaplan speaks with Gabe Teninbaum, a professor at Suffolk University Law School and the director of the Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Suffolk University Law School, Career Center, Career Files, Ari Kaplan, Gabe Teninbaum


How to get your money’s worth from your startup lawyer

You will never know as much as your lawyers do about the legal services they provide to you. It is a classic asymmetry of information, where the party that knows less gets the worse deal. In this case, that is you, the startup founder. As an attorney and a co-founder of a venture-backed startup that made it over the finish line, I have been on both sides of the table. Through that experience, I’ve adopted an approach for managing legal spend which you can use to help ensure that you get the most...
Tags: Startups, TC, California, Startup, Tech, Fullscreen, Manhattan, Lawyers, Otter Media, Martin, NVCA, Daniel McKenzie, Startup Lawyers, Daniel T McKenzie Esq, Reelio Inc


Practical Advice For New Lawyers: How To Get Off To A Strong Start In 2019

With the start of a new year and the conclusion of the annual associate evaluation process at many firms, it is a great time to take stock.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files


From The Career Files: Where Do We Go From Here?

It is coming to the end of another calendar year. Here are some predictions for the future of law and society.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files


From The Career Files: Bring Sam-I-Am Into Your Business Development Goals

If you are at a law firm, you are probably thinking about business development plans, resolutions, goals, and potential ways to improve your approach.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Sam, Career Center, Career Files


Professional services industry emerges as major economic driver for the LA Basin

The professional services industry — which includes everything from legal services and accounting to architecture and engineering — has emerged as a major economic driver for the Los Angeles Basin, according to a recent report. The study from the Center for a Competitive Workforce forecasts that by 2021 the Los Angeles/Orange counties region will have nearly 400,000 payroll jobs in that industry, boosted by 14,000 new jobs that will be created between 2016 and 2021. And nearly half of that incre...
Tags: Business, Los Angeles, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Lawyers, Southern California, Burbank, Bowman, Los Angeles Basin, Los Angeles Orange, LA Basin, LAEDC, Somjita Mitra, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Center for a Competitive Workforce


From The Career Files: The Golden Age Of Lawyers

Lawyers have never had such a large and public role in how our society functions.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files


From The Career Files: What Should You Do If You Get A Negative Performance Review?

Unfortunately, negative reviews sometimes come as a surprise.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files


From The Career Files: Balancing Law And Life

Being a lawyer is a double-edged sword. All we can do is the best we can.
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From The Career Files: Networking Is Really In The Notes

Whether you’re a newly minted associate or a seasoned partner, the message that you need to be 'networking' never goes away.
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Advice from Whitey Bulger

From notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, slain in prison earlier this month, some career advice for students: “If You Want To Make Crime Pay, Go To Law School” [Paul Caron/TaxProf] Tags: Boston, crime and punishment, law schools, lawyers
Tags: Law, Boston, Uncategorized, Lawyers, Law Schools, Whitey Bulger, Crime And Punishment, Paul Caron TaxProf


From The Career Files: Moving Beyond Belief, Setting Down The Bricks

Carrying a lot of beliefs is like carrying a load of bricks in a sack over your shoulder. The more beliefs you set down, the lighter you feel.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files


From The Career Files: Business Development And You

Set modest goals and aim for consistency.
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“New App Lets You ‘Sue Anyone By Pressing a Button'”

The developer of Do Not Pay, a free app for fighting parking tickets, has now turned his attention to small claims court [Caroline Haskins, Motherboard]: The app works by having a bot ask the user a few basic questions about their legal issue. The bot then uses the answers to classify the case into one of 15 different legal areas, such as breach of contract or negligence. After that, Do Not Pay draws up documents specific to that legal area, and fills in the specific details. Just print it out, ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Lawyers, Access to justice, Caroline Haskins Motherboard


From The Career Files: Answer This Question To Know If You Should Remain A Practicing Attorney

If you do not want to be challenged in any way, stop reading now…
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files


From The Career Files: How To Be A Better Lawyer

Lawyers need to have compassion and empathy or justice is lost. It is not win at all costs anymore.
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From The Career Files: Do You Want To Be Happy … Or Perfect?

As lawyers, we want (and need) everything in our work to be perfect, or as close to perfect, as possible. But can you be happy that way?
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files


From The Career Files: How To Socialize With Your New Associate Class

The networking events that are part of new associate orientation may seem awkward, but try these tips and see what happens.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files


From The Career Files: An Interview With Dean Anthony W. Crowell

Meet the Dean and President of New York Law School.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files, Anthony W Crowell


Finish What You Start

If you drive less than an hour outside of any major city in America, you will very quickly begin to see a different world. Typically, in the best neighborhoods and areas, the lawns are well maintained and there is not much to see beyond trees, flowers, and shrubs. However, when you start getting into poorer neighborhoods outside of major cities, you begin to see things like automobiles on blocks rusting in front yards and the landscape looks a lot different. I’ve ridden through these neighborhoo...
Tags: Featured, Washington, Advertising, Careers, America, Los Angeles, Goal Setting, Hillary Clinton, United States, Truck, Michigan, EC, Lawyers, Career Advice, Programmers, Law Firm


From The Career Files: What’s Your Breaking Point?

We all have a breaking point in our romantic relationships. Do you have a similar breaking point in your job?
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From The Career Files: Restriction And Rebellion

When you tell yourself you have to do something or can’t do something, you are creating restriction with your thoughts.
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From The Career Files: A Law Professor’s Advice For Women Entering The Legal Profession

She has three pieces of advice about work/family balance that she often gives to women.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files


"Mr. Trump’s contempt for non-Ivy-educated lawyers is all the more striking, given that he has surrounded himself with them."

"His own lawyer, Jay Sekulow, took his law degree from Mercer University, in Macon, Ga. Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer for many years and tasked with more than a few important lawyerly duties, is a graduate of the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, in Lansing, while another personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, went to New York University for law school. The president’s current White House counsel, Don McGahn, attended the Widener University School of Law, in Wilmingt...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, White House, Ivy League, Lawyers, Donald Trump, Law School, Rudy Giuliani, South, University Of Alabama, New York University, Trump, The South, Wilmington, Macon, Jay Sekulow


From The Career Files: Why Lawyers Need To Pay Attention To Spirituality

According to many studies, lawyers (especially family lawyers) have some of the highest stress, depression, anxiety and addiction levels of any profession
Tags: Law, Meditation, Mental Health, Yoga, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files, Associate Advice, ATL Career Center, Solo Practice, 3Ls, Big Law, US News and World Report


How I Escaped Feeling Like A Fraud As An Attorney

I never fully aligned with the study or practice of the law.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files, Associate Advice, ATL Career Center, Solo Practice, Leave Law Behind, 3Ls, Big Law


From The Career Files: As Legal Professionals, We Are Strong

Lawyers have to have an elephant’s hide, the courage of a martyr, and the patience of a saint.
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From The Career Files: Are Your Thoughts Helpful?

Have you ever noticed that you can be utterly convinced of something, only to find out it isn’t true?
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