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Do Yourself a Favor and Get Organized

Time is something you don’t have a lot of these days. You can’t add hours to the day, but you can make more efficient use of the 24 you get. And while there are plenty of ways to maximize your time, one of the most important things you can do is get organized. Tips and Techniques for Getting Organized Some attorneys are notorious for being disorganized – which is rather alarming. You owe it to your clients, your firm, and yourself to stay on top of everything that comes across your desk. A failure to do so could force you…

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Building Trust: Why You Need Face-To-Face Communication

In the high powered world of legal careers, female lawyers tend to congregate in a few key areas. You may work in family law (including covering domestic violence cases) or be drawn to international rights law (including issues surrounding women’s rights abroad). Both fields hold clients who may be especially traumatized and vulnerable. It can be especially difficult for these clients to trust an outside figure, even one who is there to help. Regardless of what specialty you choose, however, women lawyers often face a general attitude of skepticism and distrust simply because we’re women in a male dominated field.…

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How to Choose Your Legal Specialty

Some attorneys in training know exactly what kind of law they want to practice from the start. Others need a little prompting to determine their path. If you’re interested in law, but don’t know what you want to practice, you’re not alone, particularly if you’re a woman studying toward a law degree. The number of male lawyers is almost double the number of female lawyers. Though the gap has closed a little in the last decade, it’s still hard to look back and compare your interest in the law profession with that of the limited number of women who came…

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How Introspection Can Make You a Better Lawyer

When you’re a lawyer, you typically spend most of your time considering and addressing other people’s problems. That’s what they hire you to do, after all. But if you don’t ever take the time to peer inside yourself and become more aware of who you are, you’re doing yourself -- and by extension, your clients -- a disservice. Five Benefits of Professional Introspection Introspection doesn’t come naturally in the legal profession. It’s your job to care and worry about other people, and attorneys often neglect their own personal needs for days or weeks at a time. Once you develop a…

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Networking & Mentoring: Tips For Female Law Professionals

A strong mentor and solid networking skills are essential to the success of any new or inexperienced attorney.  Due to the predominantly male environment found in many law practices, a strong professional network, and a knowledgeable mentor can mean the difference between success and failure for a young female attorney. Countless issues can arise within the first year in the profession, and a competent mentor will provide sound guidance.  Office politics, gender disparagement in the workplace, career planning, and another ethical issue that are bound to arise in this cut-throat profession.  Take a look at a few tips that will…

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Why Networking for Women Can Be Paramount for Success

Networking is one of the biggest pro tips offered to college students and recent graduates. Job candidates are promised that if they devote time and energy to building a network of professional peers and mentors, they’ll be guided to jobs that are perfect for them. However, all networking is not created equal, just like pay is not equal between men and women. Studies show that women need networking far more than men if they want to make it in today’s competitive atmosphere. Here are some of the reasons why women should put a focus on networking. 1. Mentors boost your…

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