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Your Clients Come To You For Answers.. What Will You Tell Them?

You are sitting in your office, surrounded by many leather-bound law books, and the air smells of rich mahogany. A client is sitting in front of you, asking what they should do to make sure their business space is protected. They want to make sure they have a low-risk environment for lawsuits, and they trust that you have all the answers. And, of course, you do. That sounds like a nice dream (with a touch of Anchorman? Weird). It’s your future, as long as you study hard and work your butt off. But what are you going to tell your…

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You Graduated From Law School… Now What?

One mistake you don't want to make when graduating from law school is to assume that having a major law degree will have clients knocking on your door or local firms immediately hiring you. In fact, the field of law is actually one of the most competitive in the US and law school graduates have their work cut out for them. In today's competitive climate, you have to have flexibility when it comes to geography, a fine attention to details when it comes to compiling a resume, and most importantly, a willingness to take the kind of work that's available.…

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Everything You Need to Know About Applying to Law School

When you are looking for a good career path that provides a lot of different opportunities, becoming a lawyer can be a great option. Before you are able to act as a lawyer, you will need to first go to law school. Due to the high demand and number of applicants, getting into a top school can be very competitive. There are several things that you should know about applying to law school that could help you to improve your chances of getting into your target schools. Create a Resume The process of applying for law school is different than…

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Dress the Part: How to Present Yourself as a Professional Lawyer

We have all prepared for an important job interview or meeting and one thing that we all go over is how to look good to make a great first impression. Studies have found that part of someone's first impression of you is not only based on how you hold yourself but also how you dress and the kind of shoes you're wearing. Can you imagine how much is based on the more noticeable articles of clothing and accessories you wear? Some hate to admit it, but how you present yourself in and around the courtroom matters. People want to be…

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5 Ways To Bond With Your Law Firm Coworkers

Whether finding a new job or being moved through an acquisition, the process of starting anew is always met with some anxiety and anticipation. There are new people to meet, different workflows to learn, and a new work environment to get accustomed to. To help ease this transition, here are five ways to bond with your coworkers.   1. Talk New employees often make the mistake of laying low and keeping quiet for the first few months. The desire to go unnoticed and blend-in is strong when starting a new job. Whether it’s a fear of confrontation or making a…

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What Kind of Lawyer?

You’ve met someone new, and you’re having one of those routine icebreaker conversations. You’ve just told the other person that you want to be a lawyer. You brace yourself for a dreadfully familiar follow-up question. “What kind of lawyer?” they ask. “Maybe litigation,” you say. The truth is that you have no idea. Whether you’re a pre-law student, you’ve been accepted to law school, or you’re in your first year, you’ll likely find yourself in this scenario more than you’d like. There are so many types of lawyers. How can you possibly narrow down what field you want to pursue?…

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Best Known Practices in Creating Supply Chain Contracts

Supply chains are vital in the development of a product right from the conception stage to the production, distribution, sales and up to the point where it gets to the end consumer. Despite the position that you hold in the supply chain, you need to make sure that everything flows well from to your point and from your point. Efficiency in supply chain management can only be achieved through the creation of contracts and rigid adherence to the specified terms and conditions of the same. Summary of the supply chain A typical supply chain will have the following players: Raw…

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5 Tips to Become the Executive Director at A Law Firm

Becoming a lawyer is one of the most common dream jobs in the United States. The earning potential is huge and the ability to help other individuals is a great feeling. However, the road to becoming a lawyer is not easy. Some people even aspire higher to the position of Executive Director at a law firm. This requires even more hard work and dedication. Here are five tips for becoming the Executive Director at a law firm. 1. Earn Trust One of the foundations of a good and successful lawyer is trust. As the representative that stands between a citizen…

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The Process for Applying to Prestigious Firms

Step 1. Preparing to Apply for a Job with a Prestigious Firm Clean up your social media accounts. Open your social media accounts and clean them up. If they see you with an alcoholic drink or supporting controversial positions, they may walk. Be a top performer. Prestigious firms want top performers. Your performance in school, prior jobs, and volunteer positions will all be scrutinized. Personality matters. Firms are not looking for people who stand out; they are looking for team players. They like people who are humble, energetic, and enthusiastic about whatever they are asked to do. Step 2. Understand…

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All Legal Jobs Are Not Created Equal

Whether you have just passed the bar exam or have been practicing law for years, keep in mind that every legal job has its own unique situation. Not every job will be right for every job seeker, but there are indicators that can guide you in determining which job offer be a good fit for you. The Interview Liz Ryan, an HR expert, gives ten reasons you should run away from a job offer. Asking to read the employee handbook at your interview, prior to receiving a job offer, is her first tip. Reviewing that handbook in order to see how…

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