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Choosing Small Choosing Smart

Are you interested in building your career at a small firm?  If so, this book, Choosing Small Choosing Smart: Job Search Strategies for Lawyers in the Small Firm Market”, by Donna Gerson, Esq. will be a fantastic resource for any questions you have about small firms – from preparing for interviews to opening a solo practice.   Continue Reading »

How to Succeed in Private Practice – Tip #1

 by Chip Gentry  “What if I am not successful?”  “What if I am not very good at bringing in clients?”  “What if I can’t handle the pressure?”  Those and other questions are common.  If you could remove fear from all of your decisions, how many more things would you try?  In my opinion, when one  Continue Reading »

A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Lawyer Has Something for Everyone

Excellence in the Workplace

Have a question about what being a practicing attorney is like?  Excellence in the Workplace: Legal and Life Skills, by Kay Kavanagh and Paula Nailon, has information about a little bit of everything related to being a lawyer – from overcoming shyness, to how adults learn information, to salary negotiation.  It is divided into thirty  Continue Reading »

Katie Jeter-Boldt, ’07 – Staff Attorney for the Missouri Housing Development Commission

From the moment you started law school, people have been crawling out of the woodwork to tell you the secret of success as a lawyer.  From your Great Uncle Herbert to the 3Ls loitering in the common areas, everyone has a completely different answer.   Some will tell you public interest is the only way to  Continue Reading »

How to “Maximize Your Lawyer Potential”

Succeeding in Today’s Job Market