Friday, June 27, 2008

How to Become a Superstar Associate

See this article from the ABA along with a free podcast

Friday, June 20, 2008

How Spreading Sunshine Turns Into Making Rain

Getting involved in your community and developing relationships might ultimately benefit your career, too, as discussed in this article.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Importance of Being People-Smart

A quote from this article on Relationship Intelligence:

“Most lawyers never make the shift from academic intelligence to relationship intelligence,” said Arnie Herz. “In my opinion, this accounts for the extremely high level of malaise and dissatisfaction that is plaguing the legal profession. At most law firms, academic intelligence is a given. Everyone is smart. Relationship intelligence is what helps you develop and maintain new business and sets you apart.”

Manage Your Staff

Find Part 3 of Kathleen Brady's Career Management Series here. (Just a hint: Discover the essential skill of delegation.)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Billing & the New Associate

Almost every attorney working in private practice will be responsible for keeping track of hours for billing purposes. This article from the Texas Lawyer discusses the best way to bill in order to keep both clients and partners happy.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Dress to Impress

We stress dressing appropriately for interviews, and summer associates should consider the entire summer one long interview. Whether for the summer or as a new associate, the way you dress can make quite an impression - for better or for worse - on your future employer and clients.