Don’t Settle For Boredom

Don’t Settle For Boredom

Last week over at Above The Law, I wrote a post entitled Grit and a Growth Mindset: It’s the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is intimidated by obstacles, sees effort as fruitless, and takes criticism poorly. A growth mindset...
Overcoming Doubt

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 a firm, but this was this first time someone had specifically...
What Do Firms Look For When Hiring New Lawyers?

What Do Firms Look For When Hiring New Lawyers?

This morning I saw on the Legal Skills Prof Blog that a new paper was released on SSRN by Professor Neil W. Hamilton entitled Changing Markets Create Opportunities: Emphasizing the Competencies Legal Employers Use in Hiring New Lawyers (Including Professional...
Book Review: Point Made 2nd Edition

Book Review: Point Made 2nd Edition

I’m always looking for ways to improve my own writing – legal or otherwise. I think my writing is pretty good (I was number one in legal writing in my class for what it’s worth), but I know I have a long way to go to get it to “great.” Therefore I follow a...