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Overcoming Doubt

I distinctly remember the first time I was hired by a new client. I was nervous as hell. To be perfectly honest, I felt like a fraud. I had done work for new clients before while I was an associate at ...

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The Pomodoro Technique For Time Management

Sometimes one of the most difficult problems people face is actually putting aside the time to work. People often attempt to multi-task multiple projects at one time while simultaneously juggling email, Twitter, etc. Frankly, it’s an incredibly ineffective method in which to conduct your work. We aren’t computers. ...

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What Makes Lawyers Happy?

Many law students and new lawyers are obsessed with things such as rank, grades, and law review. But (thanks to the Legal Skills Prof Blog) I recently came across an empirical research study on SSRN that shows that those things ...

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Conquering Small Talk Anxiety

A couple weeks ago I had two separate new law grads email me asking about networking. I spent about 30 minutes or so talking on the phone with each of them. (Yes, I gave them my number and took time out of ...

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Law Schools: “Give Me Your Weak…”

Over at The Legal Whiteboard, Jerry Organ has taken my initial observation about the decline in law school applications from elite universities and run with it. In a series of posts titled Understanding Trends in Demographics of Law Students (Parts One and Two), ...

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The Type of People Who Should Not Buy My Book

As strange as this might sound, there are some people who should not buy my book. It’s not for everyone. I knew this while I was writing it. Last week over at Consultant’s Mind there was a post entitled Two kinds ...

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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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