Staci Zaretsky

Staci Zaretsky is a 2010 graduate of Western New England University School of Law, where her writing was published in the school's law review. She has worked as an editor for Above the Law since June 2011, and her writing has been featured on other legal blogs, including Lawyerist and Ms. JD. In her spare time, Staci enjoys watching reality television, shopping for clothes she doesn't need with money she doesn't have, and singing along to Lady Gaga's latest hits. Follow her on Twitter @stacizaretsky.

Legal Resume v. Professional Bio: Is the Resume Dead?

LexisNexis has suggested that the resume is dead, and that instead, law students should create professional bios. Is this sound advice?

Dare to Wear: Women Lawyers and Peep-Toe Pumps

When the weather gets hot, fashion tends to get even hotter. Will you dare to wear peep-toe pumps during court appearances or at the office this summer?

Law School Transparency: Bringing About Change in Law School Employment Data

Many law school graduates have been left holding the bag of employment prospects. Law School Transparency hopes to help.

Ponytails and the Office: Is This Hairstyle Professional?

The ponytail, oftentimes controversial in terms of office couture, can really be a lifesaver. But we’ve got to wonder: is this look professional enough for the office?

Going Greek: Using Fraternity or Sorority Networks in Your Job Search

Being an alumnus of a fraternity or sorority is rewarding in terms of networking and career prospects. Try using your Greek life connections in your job search.

Lawyers, Is It Time to Toss Your Business Cards?

Here at Lawyerist, we are very big on business cards for lawyers. Business cards can not only provide valuable contact information to both clients and colleagues, but they can also serve to reflect a lawyer’s personality. In fact, tech-savvy lawyers can even include a QR code on their business cards for ease of electronic access. […]

Dress for Success: Fashionable, Professional Bags for Women Lawyers

Women lawyers, have you struggled to find a fashionable, yet professional, bag to bring to the office? You can look fashionable without going overboard.

Women Lawyers and Gender Bias: The Mommy Track Can Kill Your Salary

Being a lawyer is “a good gig for women who want to earn big bucks," but there is still a gender wage gap in the legal profession. What can women lawyers do to level the playing field?

Women Lawyers and Litigators Are Disappearing in New York

New York's women lawyers and litigators have disappeared in commercial and litigation cases. The disparity is being blamed on poor networking skills.

Start Your Own Law Blog: A New Way of Hanging Your Own Shingle

Have you given any thought to hanging your own shingle? You don't have to open new law practice. Launch your own law blog and hang your shingle there.

The Bar Exam Sucks, But Your Life Doesn’t Have to When It’s Over

There is no denying it: the bar exam sucks. We don’t have to let this soul-sucking test continue to control our lives after it’s said and done.

Ethics vs. Professionalism: Is Groupon Feasible for Lawyers?

Can lawyers advertise legal services on Groupon? There seem to be many ethical and professional pitfalls involved for lawyers who are considering it.

Happy Lawyers? Finding Happiness in Trying Times

Finding happiness can be difficult for lawyers. We frequently hear about negativity in the legal profession. We, as lawyers, can choose to be happy.

Women Lawyers: Silence Isn’t Always Golden

Women seem to have been opting out of speaking out in the study and practice of law. Silence isn't always golden, and women lawyers need to speak up.

Niche Practice Could Help Recent Law Grads Win a “Losing Game”

Starting a niche practice could help recent law school graduates to become successful despite grim job prospects.