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Creating a Satisfying Career

In The Creative Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Authentic Professional Satisfaction, author and career coach Michael Melcher guides readers through an interactive process to create the greatest level of satisfaction possible from their careers. A copy of this resource is available in the Career Development Office. As the author makes clear at the outset, this  Continue Reading »

From Law School to Law Practice

From Law School to Law Practice: The New Associate’s Guide, produced by the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association, is a book aimed at fledgling attorneys starting out at larger law firms and in-house corporate legal departments. The book is broken up into four sections, and each one discusses certain expectations of firms  Continue Reading »

101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions

Nervous about interviews?  If so, 101 Greatest Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions  by Ron Fry, is a great book offering an inside view of what employers look for in your answers to their toughest questions.  The book is divided into ten chapters each addressing common types of interview questions.   Though some of the questions  Continue Reading »

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 »