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Law Firm Partnership Models: What You Need to Know

When you’re a law firm associate, what happens at the partnership level can seem both mysterious and detached from your own reality, like black holes or the fame of the Kardashians. Focused as you are on proving yourself as an attorney, making your hours, and honing your legal skills, your firm’s partnership structure may be the last thing on your mind. But you really should know what’s behind the partnership curtain and what to expect when you get there - if you want to get there at all. Lawyers and law firms are unsurprisingly steeped in tradition and precedent, and…

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Destination Unknown: Taking Control Over Your Legal Career Journey

The American Lawyer magazine recently released its annual survey of third through fifth-year associates at BigLaw firms. When I looked at the findings of the survey, the responses to one particular question really jumped out at me. These mid-level associates were asked: “What do you expect to be doing in five years?” Almost one-third of the attorneys answered, simply: “I don’t know.” Life is full of too many uncertainties and variables to know for sure where we will find ourselves in five years (or five months, or five weeks), so in one sense, “I don’t know” is a technically accurate response to…

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How to Feel & Stay Motivated to Accomplish Your Goals

It’s no secret that the key to successfully reaching one goal after another is staying motivated. As we charge ahead into the fourth (and last!) quarter of the year, you may have a few of those goals that for some reason or another are just not getting accomplished. The day-to-day challenges of running your practice, the amount of work that often seems insurmountable, or the never-ending search for ways to grow the business, can easily dampen one’s spirits.  And once you feel down or unmotivated, it becomes so much more difficult to stay focused on your goals.  And that is exactly what needs…

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The Single Most Powerful Way to Decrease Stress & Increase Focus for Lawyers

Often I am asked about ways to decrease stress and increase focus, self-awareness and confidence. As a former practicing attorney, dealing with stress, anxiety and challenges with focus and clarity used to be a daily experience. Now I have a secret tool, which, if used daily, produces incredible results. This powerful tool is... meditation. Having been meditating for the last 5 years I can swear by its effects not only on my emotional state but also on my overall sense of well-being, my ability to focus, decisiveness, clarity and confidence. Meditation? But I am a busy lawyer and I’ve got way too much to do! In the legal profession, what is often rewarded the most are achievements,…

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