Nancy Glazer

Breakfast With Tiffany…

You may recall reading the clever blogs of Tiffany Farber, one of my co-bloggers from Law Bulletin Publishing’s former series, Attorneys in Transition. Tiffany is the one who boldly told us all about her life and attitudes in transition, never sounding pouty or feeling entitled that the world owed her more than she received.  You may recall Tiffany’s blogs, full of energy after rolling up her sleeves, shutting down her laptop and taking it to the pavement. In fact, when Tiffany’s staff attorney/pro bono coordinator position was eliminated from a small Chicago non-profit, she did some soul searching, as anyone…

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Nancy Glazer

Steve Jobs:  “Don’t Lose Faith; Don’t Settle”

Perhaps you’ve heard the replays of the speech Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs, now deceased, gave to Stanford University’s commencement class of 2005.  He stated,“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you…

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Nancy Glazer

Who is Training New Lawyers? Evaluating a Consequence of the Current Legal Market on the Profession

I graduated from law school back in the Dark Ages.  Then, a new lawyer freshly- minted and passed-the-bar licensed, worried a little bit about getting hired but never about being trained.  We assumed with gusto that our first positions in law would be full of training and direction.  Back then, we were generally right.Law graduates’ plans and expectations all changed in the past three years. Law firm clients tightened their overly- stretched budgets and refused to pay to train new lawyers.  As a result, law firms put the brakes on hiring new graduates.  All law firm hiring went down.  Way…

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Nancy Glazer

Modern Family and ‘Fessing Up

Nancy Glazer is Manager of Legal Launch, LLC. The goal of Legal Launch, LLC is to provide uplifting, career counseling for 3Ls, recent law school graduates and experienced attorneys. Nancy offers her clients endless ideas and possibilities to help land them the right job in a competitive market.              www.LegalLaunch.net              Nancy@LegalLaunch.netI’m not a big fan of evening television programs, but the DVR is always set to Wednesday night’s Modern Family. If you watch it, you know what I mean; it’s laugh-out-loud funny. The show hits close to home for…

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Nancy Glazer

Turning A Blind Eye

Nancy Glazer is Manager of Legal Launch, LLC.  The goal of Legal Launch, LLC is to provide uplifting, career counseling for 3Ls, recent law school graduates and experienced attorneys.  Nancy offers her clients endless ideas and possibilities to help land them the right job in a competitive market.                                    www.LegalLaunch.net;    Nancy@LegalLaunch.net ************************************************************************************* I am ashamed to admit this.  There are days when I get off the train at Union Station, see/hear someone ask me for breakfast money, and then cringe when I discover that I have no singles or quarters in my pockets to…

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Nancy Glazer

“Thinking of You” Emails Mean A Lot

 Nancy Glazer is Manager of Legal Launch, LLC.  The goal of Legal Launch, LLC is to provide uplifting, career counseling for 3Ls, recent law school graduates and experienced attorneys.  Nancy offers her clients endless ideas and possibilities to help land them the right job in a competitive market.  www.LegalLaunch.net;      Nancy@LegalLaunch.net Saturday morning is the time when I catch up on the past week’s articles and blogs about business news and legal developments.  My news feeds also provide me with  a good amount of business and legal  gossip as well.   When I see an article about a subject that may…

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Nancy Glazer

Remembering From Where You Came

by Nancy Mackevich Glazer, Manager of Legal Launch, LLC.  The goal of Legal Launch, LLC is to provide uplifting, career counseling for 3Ls, recent law school graduates and experienced attorneys.  Nancy offers her clients endless ideas and possibilities to help land them the right job in a competitive market.      The author dedicates this writing with appreciation to Marianne Deagle, Assistant Dean of Career Services at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.  Without Marianne, this writer/career counselor would never have discovered her real passions in law.                                www.LegalLaunch.net;    Nancy@LegalLaunch.net  The first thing I ask a…

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Nancy Glazer

One More Thing

Nancy Glazer is Manager of Legal Launch, LLC.  The goal of Legal Launch, LLC is to provide uplifting, career counseling for 3Ls, recent law school graduates and experienced attorneys.  Nancy offers her clients endless ideas and possibilities to help land them the right job in a competitive market.   Nancy thanks Bob Sirott for his inspiration for this writing. www.LegalLaunch.net;    Nancy@LegalLaunch.net I have lifted the title "One More Thing" from Chicago newsman Bob Sirott's famed nightly musings on the local Chicago Fox station at 9:56 pm.  If you don't know who Bob Sirott is, he is a Chicago treasure.  Bob is always…

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Nancy Glazer

Collaborating with the Enemy

Did any of your first year law school professors ask you to look to your right and look to your left on the first day of school?  Did a professor state that one of your desktop neighbors probably would not return to school as a 2L?   Don’t shake your head one way or another on this next question, but did you ever purposefully hide information or assistance to someone in your law school class, thinking that the guy to your right or the gal to your left was your competition?Similarly, have you secretly competed with one of your colleagues in…

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Nancy Glazer

The 2011 Resume - Part II

Previously, I discussed how your resume’s descriptions of your past legal work should “add value” to the clients, firms or companies where you were employed.  This week’s continuation of the “adding value” theme requires you to look at your many-times- revised-and- it’s-getting-close-to–perfection resume. This week, I ask:  Do you have a section in your resume that describes your experience drafting motions or briefs while clerking for a firm? If your answer to the question above is “yes,” take a look at that section of your resume again.  I’m sure you started out the paragraph with a past tense action verb,…

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