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Practice Pointers - Knowing When to Consider a Lateral Move

Most lawyers (indeed, most professionals) won’t stay at their first job forever. Kudos to those “lifers” who find their perfect fit from the get-go (or decide to stick it out at their first gig), but the rest of us will likely contemplate a lateral move at some point in our careers. And if you fall into the latter category, how do you know when to consider making a move? The answer, of course, will vary depending on the individual lawyer and situation. From personal experience and now, as a legal recruiter, I’ve found that the following are good reasons to…

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Susan Smith Blakely

What’s Up With the July Bar Exam?

Just when we thought that the legal profession was finally showing signs of thinking with a new collective brain while problem solving during a pandemic, along came the July Bar Exam, and bar examiners across the country short circuited and set us back again.  They have demonstrated once again that the profession is archaic and stuck in past practices just for the sake of it.  Certainly not for the logic of it.   Here is a link to provide some of the sordid details about how this has unfolded.   It is amazing to see bar examiners struggle with decisions of whether to continue…

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Tips On How To Effectively Boost Up The Morale Of Your Employees

Many employers sometimes fail to check if their employees are still doing good not only on their given job but also to their well being inside the office. They only notice that there might be something wrong when an employee fails to deliver his or her task and with very low productivity. Over time, your employee's morale has a high chance to drop, primarily if you don’t provide the things that can nurture their motivation high. Low morale can cause significant damage to your business since it can lead to poor cooperation, poor communication, and low productivity. It will only…

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Women Empowerment: How To Dominate The Business Industry

More often than not, women get caught up in the business trap. In a world dominated by men, making that big jump is not enough to build a brand. It takes more than an idea, a capital and a prayer to be a successful female entrepreneur. There are things one should do before you jumpstart your career as a businesswoman, and these are the following First, do a self-check. Before you get involved in building a business of your own, it is essential to know your strengths and weaknesses, your motivation, your skills, and your passion in life and what…

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Practice Pointers - Working with a Legal Recruiter

Inevitably, at some point in your legal career, you’ll be contacted by a recruiter. Maybe it’s a phone call. Maybe it’s an email or LinkedIn message. One way or another, you’ll hear from one. As a litigator turned recruiter, I’ve been on the receiving end of recruiter calls and now I’m the one reaching out to candidates. And I’ve learned that many young lawyers aren’t really sure how recruiting works, who’s legit, and whether chatting with a recruiter is worth their time. So let’s remove the proverbial veil and get acquainted with legal recruiting. A quick note to start –…

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PaulaMJones

Everything Nobody Ever Told Me: How To Find A Job You Love, Part Two

“If it makes you happy, it is what you are supposed to do” – Pat Rodegast In Part One of “How To Find A Job You Love”, you learned to identify your Networks and reach out to Network members to expand your contacts within your field of interest.  Now, you are going to reach out to those contacts and set up meetings with them.  Each meeting is an opportunity to expand your Network even more.  Yes, you will receive good advice and an opportunity to speak to people in your desired practice area.  Yes, you will hear all kinds of…

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Understanding ‌Legal‌ ‌Malpractice‌ ‌and‌ ‌ How‌ ‌Lawyers‌ ‌Can‌ ‌Avoid‌ ‌It‌

The idea of legal negligence suits can definitely dishearten any attorney and fulfill them together with self-doubt and fear. However valid malpractice lawsuits aren't getting registered without customers using the ideal legal malpractice elements in place. Definition of Legal Malpractice Legal malpractice is considered when a lawyer does not deal with an authorized case correctly because of their neglect, incompetence, or since they truly are intentionally trying to harm your customer. One of the most typical legal malpractice complaints caused by lawyers is the failure to understand and apply regulations appropriately, preparation errors, failure to the calendar, and overlooking deadlines,…

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Feeling Frustrated? When and How to Stand Up For Yourself At Work

Are you a type of employee who goes to work confidently, demands a raise when deserved, and often takes advantage of vacation-offs anytime you want- congratulations on having a steel nerve and confidence! However, in reality, not everyone stands up for themselves at work, and most of the time, it's the other way around. It often feels scary, and all of the things mentioned above, for a regular worker, seems impossible to do.  If these things sound familiar to you and you've been dealing with all of these issues for the longest time since you got employed - you are…

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The Way Coronavirus Is Shifting Personal-injury Standards: The Newest Reasonable

The planet is currently facing a public health catastrophe not seen earlier in our creation. The Coronavirus, '' or COVID-19, has placed our own lives and our lifestyle in danger. People in Richmond, Virginia, the USA, and the world do their very best to conform to this new ordinary. Obviously, as attorneys, we think of the legal ramifications of this Coronavirus.  While the virus spreads across the nation, the judges did their role to take action to slow down the spread of this uncontrollable virus. Some kinds of court hearings have been postponed. Administrators are moving into teleconferences just as…

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Practice Pointers - Up-leveling Your Interview Prep

Know what used to give me more butterflies than an actually viable “we both swiped right” first date situation? Interviews. Although, to be fair, interview anticipation was more like having pesky moths or something more insidious eating away at my insides. And I know I can’t be the only one who’s gotten tingly hands and feet at the thought of an interview… So what’s changed? Well, for starters, I’ve done a ton of interviews (both public and private sector) since law school, both as an interviewee and interviewer. And more importantly, I’ve learned how to prepare effectively. So even though…

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