Month: August 2015

Practical Advice for New Law School Graduates

By William L. Pfeifer Jr. One of the first things that new graduates from law school realize as they start their legal careers is that law school did not teach them very much about how to practice law. Although each

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I Got Your Back: Recognizing and Helping Addicted Colleagues

By Robin Belleau, Tony Pacione Attorneys, judges, and law students who suffer from addictive illnesses may look on the surface like you or me—or anyone we may work with. Even the most successful and accomplished attorneys can be active (or

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How Did She Do That? Women and Marketing Inside the Law Firm

By Law Technology Today One of the often-ignored venues for business development is the internal one, in your own law firm and with current clients. If cultivated properly, internal referral sources of business can be the low-hanging fruit of business development. Because the

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Stat Of The Week: The Pill = More Women Lawyers?

By Above the Law In 1970, women made up 10% of first-year law students. Today, just under half of first-year law students are women. Within that same time frame, the age of first marriage dropped and the pill became more

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How to Conquer Anxiety and Break the Ice during Professional Events

Do you get social anxiety thinking about networking at big events? Is it hard to make connections with other lawyers? Focus on what you can learn about others, rather than telling people about yourself, business development coach Larry Kohn tells

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How to Stand Out as a New Solo Attorney

By Melanie Fischer When it comes to standing out from the crowd as a new solo attorney, one of the most important factors is differentiation. How are you different from every other solo attorney that practices in the same area

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End of Summer Reading List for Young and New Lawyers

By the CBA Law Practice Management Department The following books can all be found in the CBA’s Lending Library. For more information on what books are available and how to check them out, click here.

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Nicole Marie Black—Reestablishing the Bar as a Home for Young Lawyers

by Danaé D. Woody As the 2015–16 Chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD or Division), Nicole Marie Black has lofty plans for the Division. Black comes to the leadership position at what she characterizes to be a unique

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