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Personal Strategic Planning for New Associates

What, precisely, is that is going to make you special (or even more special) in the marketplace over the next few years? Would you like to develop a specialized expertise in a particular technical area, in certain types of transaction, ...

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Young Lawyers: Differentiate Yourself

Adam Bryant, columinst at the NYT and author of the book, “The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons From CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed,” just put up an article titled: Distilling the Wisdom of C.E.O.’s (warning, will consume one of your free monthly NYT ...

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How Should Young Lawyers Conduct Themselves Online?

For the unaware, there is a lawyer-centric blogging platform/service called Lexblog, which is geared towards providing a turn-key solution to blogging/SEO/social media/etc . The CEO of the company is Kevin O’Keefe, and he maintains a blog called Real Lawyers Have ...

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Grit and a Growth Mindset

There seems to be a general lament among the elder generation of lawyers in regards to the quality of new law school graduates. Simultaneously, there is also a cacophony of complaints from recent law school graduates about the general state ...

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Deposition Tricks: The Dirty Dozen

Just saw this over at Overlawyered. (You read them right? They’re great.) “Deposition Tricks: The Dirty Dozen” by Neil Dilloff of DLA Piper. The following practice tips probably will be of the most use to younger litigators. To the more senior ...

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Tattoos, Technology, Tolerance and TMI

Interesting breakdown on Gen Y/Millennials found here, from The Jury Expert. Quick excerpt: Case themes a. Millennials led very structured and protected early lives. Themes of how investors/plaintiffs/trainees were not protected, trained or supported may resonate with them. Betrayal of ...

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Do Know Your Answers to These 3 Questions?

In a recent issue of the Harvard Business Review, Professor Clayton M. Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma) published a powerful article entitled, How Will You Measure Your Life? In it, Professor Christensen lays out how the strategies he teaches to Harvard Business student for ...

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