Sybil Dunlop

Sybil Dunlop

Sybil Dunlop is a litigator at Greene Espel. Sybil clerked for Judge James M. Rosenbaum of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota before entering private practice. In her spare time Sybil enjoys walking her goldendoodle (the perfect dog for a fearsome litigator) around some of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, reading British mystery novels, and dining out.

Does Your Commute Have to Make You Miserable?

Commuting is about tradeoffs. Ensuring that I don’t sit in traffic, am comfortable, and can occupy my brain helps me enjoy the commute.

The Time is Now: Start Preparing Clerkship Applications this Summer

This summer is the time to start getting your clerkship applications together. Get ready to target judges and network like crazy.

A New Lawyer’s Guide to Teaching a CLE (Part 1 of 2)

Teaching a CLE can be a lot of work, but new lawyers will reap benefits when they do, including public speaking experience and networking exposure.

Have a Successful Summer — Even When You Aren’t Working

The summer associate gig requires more than writing a great memo--aim to meet real live attorneys and make them your mentors and friends.

The Secrets of Mingling at Legal Events

The legal profession holds infinite legal and networking events. If you can have fun at legal events, you'll leave feeling energized, not drained

5 Ways New Attorneys Can Add Value

As a new attorney, you aren't always ready to offer mind blowing legal strategies, but you can still add value.

Undertaking a Task for the First Time

There are lots of opportunities for a junior attorney to undertake a task for the first time. How to make it look like you know what you're doing?

Pregnant at Work

I'm 30 weeks pregnant, and the pregnancy has affected work in expected and unexpected ways.

Enjoying Litigation’s Ebb and Flow

Sometimes litigation is fast-paced and other times, after a case settles, it affords time for rest and rejuvination. Embrace the ebb and flow.

Book Review: Thrive (a New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice)

Thrive (a New Lawyer's Guide to Law Firm Practice) is the perfect graduation gift for new lawyers starting big firm practice.

Treating the Senior Partner Like a Client

Treat the partner like the client. The approach means that I am producing top-quality work, offering solutions, and thinking about next steps.

Feeling Gun Shy After a Mistake

Don't let your last mistake become an obsession that will prevent you from moving on. Analyze your mistake, don't dwell, and move on.

Abolish Local Rules?

The local rules can be traps for the unwary. Does this mean its time for them to go?

Required Practical Skills for Young Associates

On a weekend or late at night you may need to know how to file or scan a document. What emergency skills are most necessary?

Too Busy to Take on More?

A senior attorney stops by your office and asks if you have time help out with a project. Do you have time or are you too busy?