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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

Vincenzo M. Iuppa, `10 – Staff Attorney for the Missouri National Education Association

The general advice you receive when you transition into law practice is to be aware of your work-life balance, get enough sleep, don’t drink too much, exercise, etc. But nothing you are told prepares you for the moment when the tissue-thin paper and sterile ink of a textbook transmutes into a living, breathing person, likely  Continue Reading »

Job Quest for Lawyers