Category Archives: Career Development

Managing up: To Get Ahead, You’ve Got to Make Others Look Good

To get ahead in your legal career, you must help your superiors and clients look good. The key is making their lives easier by, essentially, managing your relationship with them. Whether you are junior or senior—and whether your goal is to make partner, earn a promotion in your corporate legal department, or otherwise move up…
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High on Pot Practice?

There’s no denying it: Cannabis is big business and getting bigger. The recreational market was valued at approximately $11 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $75 billion by 2030. The legal needs of this budding industry, in an ambiguous and constantly-changing regulatory environment, provides plenty of interesting work for a wide variety of…
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Origination Credit is a Mixed Bag

With increased competition among law firms, business development is a top priority. To maximize revenues, many—if not most—law firms incentivize rainmakers via compensation models which encourage business development. They track originations as a way to reward those who bring in the most business. Historically, however, the most profitable U.S. law firms never tracked originations. They…
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