Category Archives: Career Development

Doing Well by Doing Good

Attorneys often start law school with the goal of changing the world. Later, a heavy load of student loans and the need to practice with an eye on the bottom line disabuse many lawyers of those idealistic notions. You can, however, have both a successful legal career and work for the cause. Whether you volunteer…
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Building a Mentor Network

There's some truth to the saying that it's not what you know, but who you know. There's even more truth to the saying that it's not who you know, but who knows you. It's a given that you must have the basics in place: education, experience, and hard work. But, to boost your career advancement,…
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Nice Guys Finish First: Personal Strategies in a Diverse Workplace

As Rodney King asked, after the civil unrest in Los Angeles that erupted as a result of his beating by police officers, "Can't we all just get along?" One of the many dramatic changes that swept the legal profession over the past 30 years is the growing number of women, minorities, and others with diverse…
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Holiday Celebrations are Serious Business

The office holiday party or other business holiday entertaining can be an opportunity to further your career, ruin your reputation, and everything in between. The smart partygoer knows how to make the most of the situation, and even have a good time. An invitation to a holiday function should be taken very seriously and you…
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