How to Succeed as an Associate: Resources and Links

In case you didn’t know, the analytics backend of websites shows you the search terms people typed into a search engine to get to your website. At least until Google encrypted all search terms. Some still get through, whatever percentage ...

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Book Unveiled: The Marble And The Sculptor

I mentioned my book earlier this year, but now it’s finally here. The Marble and The Sculptor is available now. If you want a guide on how to transition from law school into the practice of law, this is it. In ...

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ABA Future of Legal Education Issues Its Draft Report

  So the ABA Task Force On The Future Of Legal Education released its draft report (PDF) today. They’ve spent the past year or so having meetings and discussing the problems facing the legal profession. Let’s look at their key conclusions: ...

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Book Review: Life After Law

This past week I received an advance review copy of Life After Law: Finding Work You Love With the J.D. You Have, by Liz Brown. Brown is a former litigation partner at a large international law firm.  She graduated from Harvard College ...

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Focus on Time, Not on Tasks

As I noted a couple of days ago, Forbes recently published a ridiculous listicle of tasks to complete every morning. Do this, do that, run down the checklist. I ridiculed it because (a) it was drop-dead obvious things to do ...

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Are You A Hunter Or A Farmer?

In David Maister’s book, Managing the Professional Firm, he makes an observation that most professional firms fall into two categories: Farmers and Hunters. Farmers: …like [farm] communities, these firms deliberate about what crops to sow, arrive at a (gutsy) decision, ...

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