Right now, it is not your job to be defensive. It is known that working at a law firm is stressful. Leopard has covered that many times (the entire month of September 2018 practically!). The stress from feeling overworked may cause some attorneys to become a bit oversensitive or defensive when feedback is given. That defensiveness can create conflicts, ruin relationships, reputations, and harm careers. No one wants to be known as "combative Candice" or "sensitive Sam" at work. We provide a few tips to help in combating defensiveness when you feel it coming on.
You have found your dream job. It is great. What happens when you discover you're working in a toxic environment of racism, sexism, misogyny, and bigotry? You fought so hard to get this job! Below are tips on handling bigotry in the workplace.
Trying to figure out which type of law firm, large or small, is the right cultural fit for you can be tough. While each individual law firm has its own unique culture, there are some cultural traits that most large law firms share while smaller firms tend to have a different set of cultural traits. Did you make the right choice for you?
A trademark is an important asset of your business. It makes the business stand out from the crowd and differentiates you from the competition. Trademarks are not merely for business owners; they are in fact, for the public.
Every job has a probationary period. For ninety days, the firm is looking to see if you really make the cut, if you can keep up, and if you can do what you actually said you could. Learning all the requirements of a new job is challenging for most people especially new hires. Fortunately, there are tricks you can use for mastering difficult tasks at the new job.
Circling back for a moment to the subject of toxicity, we discuss protecting your energy from toxic people. Finding the perfect law firm can come with the drawback of also working with some pretty horrible and toxic people. We have a few tips on how to protect your energy from toxic them:
Despite the harsh reality, no law firm starts off with the goal of developing a toxic culture. Firm leaders do not stop and think, "Lawyers are already hated by the masses, let's make things even worse by fostering a truly unhealthy and toxic office environment." However, toxicity happens regardless of good intentions (what's that about the road to hell?).