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There Are Bad Legal Recruiters Out There So Beware

There Are Bad Legal Recruiters Out There So Beware

Summary: Be aware of the signs that you are working with a bad recruiter so that you can protect yourself and find a good legal recruiter to help you. Not all legal recruiters can be trusted. They can quite often be placed in the same category as the dreaded car salesman, real estate agent, talent […]

Law Firms Use Bonus Clawbacks to Curb Lateral Poaching

Law Firms Use Bonus Clawbacks to Curb Lateral Poaching

Summary: Law firms are fighting back against lateral poaching. Law firms find new associates using two methods–hiring recent law school graduates or lateral hiring from competitors. It is understandable that law firms wouldn’t want to lose any of their attorneys, considering how they spent years grooming them, so firms are increasingly enforcing policies to discourage […]

Certain Law Firms Will Be Hurt by Associate Salary Increase, Report Claims

Certain Law Firms Will Be Hurt by Associate Salary Increase, Report Claims

Summary: A report states that certain law firms will be hurt financially because of the Cravath Effect.  In June, Cravath, Swain & Moore changed the legal world when it announced that all first year associates would earn salaries of $180,000 instead of the industry standard of $160,000. This salary increase created a “Cravath Effect” and other BigLaw […]

What to Do If Being an Attorney Is Ruining Your Social Life

What to Do If Being an Attorney Is Ruining Your Social Life

Summary: If you’re miserable at your job, what can you do? Being an attorney isn’t easy. Not only are you responsible for details with high-stakes results, but if you’re in a law firm, then you’re required to work an insane amount of hours. That accountability and time commitment means your social and personal life is often […]

How Law School Is Just Like High School

How Law School Is Just Like High School

Summary: How is law school like high school? Let us count the ways.  For some of us, high school was a blast. It was a time when we didn’t have any cares in the world, and we saw our best friends everyday. It was a place where we thrived and never wanted to leave. For others, high school […]

10 Reasons Why Attorneys Will Take Any Chance to Work at Large Law Firms

10 Reasons Why Attorneys Will Take Any Chance to Work at Large Law Firms

Summary: Most attorneys will take any chance they can to work at a law firm. Here are the top 10 reasons why they will. The majority of lawyers out there would jump at the opportunity of working for a major law firm. However some attorneys will not for some reason or another. For those attorneys […]

10 Reasons Why Attorneys Will Take Any Chance to Work at Large Law Firms

10 Reasons Why Attorneys Will Take Any Chance to Work at Large Law Firms

Summary: Most attorneys will take any chance they can to work at a law firm. Here are the top 10 reasons why they will. The majority of lawyers out there would jump at the opportunity of working for a major law firm. However some attorneys will not for some reason or another. For those attorneys […]

Stay Far, Far Away from LL.M. Degrees

Stay Far, Far Away from LL.M. Degrees

Summary: Unless you fit a very small group of lawyers, LL.M. degrees are the biggest waste for attorneys to obtain if they wish to be taken seriously by law firms. In a recent article by Harrison Barnes, we can learn when LL.M. degrees are worth it and when they are not. You can get a […]

How To Use Your Law Degree without Practicing Law

How To Use Your Law Degree without Practicing Law

Summary: What can you do with a law degree, besides practice law? You did it. You got a law degree. Now you’re in almost $180,000 in debt, but everyone you know thinks you’re smart and going to be a rich, high-powered attorney one day. The problem is, you realized that you don’t want to actually be an […]

How To Use Your Law Degree without Practicing Law

How To Use Your Law Degree without Practicing Law

Summary: What can you do with a law degree, besides practice law? You did it. You got a law degree. Now you’re in almost $180,000 in debt, but everyone you know thinks you’re smart and going to be a rich, high-powered attorney one day. The problem is, you realized that you don’t want to actually be an […]

15 Reasons Why Being a Litigator is Not a Good Choice

15 Reasons Why Being a Litigator is Not a Good Choice

Summary: Litigators are in one of the most difficult practice areas that very few attorneys are actually cut out to handle while still being able to come out happy and successful. Read Why Most Attorneys Have No Business Being Litigators: Fifteen Reasons Why You Should Not Be a Litigator to learn more. Litigation is not […]

Four Mistakes Attorneys Make About Law Firms That Affect Their Long-Term Success

Four Mistakes Attorneys Make About Law Firms That Affect Their Long-Term Success

Summary: Learn what mistakes even highly qualified attorneys make when selecting a law firm to work for so that you don’t make the same mistake. Read Four Fatal Mistakes Highly Qualified Attorneys Make When Choosing Law Firms to learn more: Succeeding as an attorney is often difficult because there are so many mistakes that can […]

Tips for Better Law Firm Lateral Hiring

Tips for Better Law Firm Lateral Hiring

  Summary: Hiring lateral associates is time-consuming and expensive, which is why it’s important to do it right.  Hiring lateral associates is a great way to fill in your law firm’s practice gaps, but the entire cost is expensive in time and money. Because of this investment and the effect new attorneys have on company culture, […]

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