alexislamb

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If Nowhere Is Your Office, Is Everywhere Your Office? 5 Ways to Curb Telecommuter Burnout

More and more lawyers are opting out of a traditional corporate path, which, for many, includes architecting a career that they can perform from anywhere with a laptop and an internet connection. Similarly, more and more law firms are jumping onto the telecommuting bandwagon, structuring programs that will allow select attorneys the option to telecommute during the workweek. Morgan Lewis & Bockius, for example, launched a flexible work program on May 1, 2017, which provides associates with the opportunity to telecommute up to two days a week starting in their third year. At least 100 associates have signed up with…

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hrohn

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Going Virtual: An Option to Achieve Balance

There is no question that working parents struggle with trying to “have it all.”. Having worked full-time, part-time and then "opted out" to care for my young sons, I have come to the conclusion it will always be hard. Each presents its own challenges in achieving balance (yes, even stay-at-home moms find it hard to find time and energy to nurture their own personal interests and keep one foot out the door in between careers) so major kudos to all you working and non-working parents out there!! I worked full-time at law firms in estate planning for a few years, then…

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tatumw

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What is the LSAT? And where do I start?

What is the LSAT? The LSAT is a standardized test required by most law schools (although not all) that is used, along with other factors, to determine admission, similar to how colleges use the SAT and ACT. It is currently administered four times a year in February, June, September/October and December, although the LSAC will likely introduce additional administrations in the future. LSAT scores remain on record for five years. Unlike other tests, the LSAT is not based on memorization, but rather a measure of “acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills” based on three different sections: Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension,…

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Isn’t It Time To Teach the Nuts and Bolts of Business Development?

Business development is the bedrock to sustaining a profitable entity; yet, law firms rarely teach these skills. A common thread that strings together this rare breed of "rainmakers" is that they are creative, innovative thinkers who purposefully learn the nuances of the businesses of their potential clients; and, are both good listeners and conversationalists. They are professional, persistent, and perceptive problem-solvers. Not to be minimized, all business developers commit a substantial amount of personal, out-of-office time to building and deepening relationships. It is a truism, that a client service business will cease to exist without clients. With over thirty years’…

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seairacdaniels14

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Attorneys Across America: Featuring Elizabeth Fenton

From a tiny office in rural Alaska to a skyscraper in Manhattan, from The Sunshine State to The Prairie State, Ms. JD seeks to capture snapshots of successful women attorneys practicing law from sea to shining sea. Ms. JD had a few questions for Elizabeth Fenton, who is a Partner at Saul Ewing, LLP in Wilmington, Delaware.  1. Where do you practice law? I practice principally in Delaware, but I am also admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 2. Describe your legal market. What is the size of the market? How would you describe the culture? Delaware is a small…

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Desi Lance

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Don’t Worry

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom I am what some people would call “a worrier.” I worry whether the email I just sent was overzealous. I worry whether I will get a seat on the tube during my commute. I even worry whether I am getting the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetable on a daily basis. Many times my worrying manifests itself at the office when I am juggling numerous client matters. As lawyers we are completely invested in providing the most comprehensive, accurate and relevant…

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TristinBrown

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Doubt

When you saw the title of this blog post, a couple of things may have come to mind. Perhaps, you thought about the 2008 film titled ‘Doubt’ that starred Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Or maybe you automatically connected with the doubt that plagued your mind when you reluctantly clicked on the link that led you here and thought to yourself, “Oh gosh, not another blog post.” Whatever the case may be, one thing that is certain is that this one term known as doubt has affected us all in one way or another.  Whether you’re the undergraduate in your…

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Communication Could Be a Game-Changer

What do NFL players and the women in the legal profession have in common? If you answered that both aim for perfection and have an insatiable desire to win, you’d be right.  But that’s not the end of their commonalities. Both often have short-lived careers in their respective professions. Many researchers and task forces have investigated the phenomenon of women opting out of the legal industry. A 2015 survey conducted by Harvard Law School’s Center observed that “even women who have achieved important career success appear to be leaving their prestigious positions — and the profession as a whole —…

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MargotBrooks

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Validating Violence: Strangulation and Its Statutory Designations

As violent actions constituting assault go, strangulation is one of the most serious offenses. On its face, this is a pretty obvious statement, but when taken in the context of intimate partner violence, there is more to strangulation than is understood by the layman’s common sense. Strangulation and intimate partner violence hold a particular correlation where each is material to the character of the other. Domestic violence is a predominant narrative background in which strangulation incidents situate: in the United States, around ten percent of violent deaths each year are due to strangulation, and roughly ninety percent of those deaths…

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Ten Most Common Interview Blunders and How to Avoid Them

In a perfect world, the most qualified candidate always gets the job. Needless to say, this isn’t always the case. Gain the competitive edge by avoiding these simple mistakes. Failure to Practice Typical Interview Questions Tell me about yourself. Why do you want to work here?  What are your strengths and weaknesses?  What do these questions have in common? The answer is that they’re open-ended, designed to get you to reveal as much of yourself as possible. A good interviewer knows that the interviewee should be doing most of the talking. Let’s examine each of these questions. Tell me about…

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