If you are an attorney battling addiction, you’re not alone. Many attorneys get their start while in law school, trying to stay awake and focused, addiction can quickly become the way you live. The good news is that you can get help. Many lawyers are in recovery because of the help they’ve received from an addiction counselor.
There are many great people in the world that are genuinely trying to help you. Although their intentions may be good, the advice can be really, really bad. Acting on good advice can positively transform your legal career, so can you tell the difference between good advice and the type of advice that can derail your goals?
You landed the dream job at the dream firm. You've been there for a while; now the projects and tasks are starting to come in. Being new means that you may not have a good sense of how long it usually takes to complete certain tasks. Setting a task delivery date can be hard. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to accurately estimate task delivery dates.
Getting law firms to work with your recruiting firm requires you to clearly communicate the value you’re delivering. Your UVP must be clear and show the benefits you offer, and what distinguishes you from other recruiting firms.
Whether you’re a new attorney or a veteran, being overly-responsible could be harming your legal career. People who are overly-responsible take responsibility for things that are not their responsibility or that they have no control over. Are you overly-responsible?
Believe it or not, if you’re depending heavily on take-out, restaurant food for lunch and dinner, you could be hurting your brain. Working at a law firm is stressful enough without the added burden of a diet consisting of mostly fast-food and over-processed products adding yet another stress to your life (and your arteries).
When you're an associate with caseloads, meetings can feel like a waste of time especially if they’re long and boring. However, if you’re strategic about it, you can get a lot out of your next firm meeting. Let’s take a look at a few tips.
Being the new associate can be very stressful, you want to make a good impression with your work and knowledge, you want to be liked, respected, and get the opportunity to prove your worth. Sometimes, however, that stress can make you jump to negative assumptions about other people’s motivations or intentions.
As we look in from the outside, we see co-workers with "it all" and wonder how do they do it? We see other families with a stay-at-home parent and feel working parent guilt. We take stock of our lives and feel like we do not measure - how do you get over it?
Creating a robust mentoring program at your law firm can have long-lasting positive effects. But what are some of the most important things new mentors should know? Let’s take a look at four coaching tips for mentors.