• Associates ask me almost daily to let them know if I hear of any in-house opportunities.  Given the fact that corporate law jobs remain in high demand, I thought it would be useful to put [...]

  • I make my living by convincing lawyers to consider new career opportunities.  Join Smith & Jones and increase your partnership potential.  Make a lateral move and get the chance to work with cutting edge biotechnology [...]

  • While social media has become an important tool in building business and personal relationships, nothing can substitute for the bonds that are created through in person interactions.  Going to networking functions is still important whether [...]

  • In the past 18 years, I have spoken to thousands of law firm associates about their career concerns.  While there are a number of themes that are common (long and unpredictable hours, difficult clients, concerns [...]

  • Published On: February 24, 2010By Categories: career success in the law

    This post is dedicated to my accountant (who I generally resist contacting because after all, I'm smart and I should be able to figure this stuff out myself!) The other day, I was struggling with [...]

  • Published On: June 12, 2009By Categories: career success in the law, senior lawyers

    Hear yours truly interviewed on the Legal Talk Network.

  • Published On: April 19, 2009By Categories: career success in the law

    I've been advising my coaching clients for years that exercise and outside interests are an important part of marketing and career advancement. While I've tried to emphasize the importance of making time for doing something [...]

  • Published On: April 19, 2008By Categories: career success in the law

    Assuming you are reasonably intelligent, success in law school is largely determined by effort. If you do the work, the grades will follow. In the real world, effort matters too; but once you are in [...]

  • Published On: January 22, 2008By Categories: career success in the law, legal marketing

    I'm a political junkie. While I confess I am growing tired of the current presidential race (can't someone figure out how to move us out of the perpetual election campaign that now begins the day [...]

  • I work with a personal trainer who just taught me a new Orwellian phrase: Success is Failure. He was talking about the fact that in order to build muscle strength, you need to work your [...]