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I recently transitioned from a 10 minute commute to a 35 minute commute. All of the research indicates that this switch should be making me desperately unhappy. So far, however, I am not miserable. Here’s why.
If you just finished your 2L year, this summer is the time to start getting your clerkship applications together. While it’s true that it is difficult to land a federal clerkship, your actions now can give you a leg up come September.
I love public speaking. But, like writing, I firmly believe that public speaking can be improved throughout one’s career. As a newer attorney, here are the areas that I continue to work on.
The nuts and bolts of putting together a CLE: first, pick a topic that won’t make established attorneys wonder “who does she think she is?”
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.
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 legal profession holds infinite legal and networking events. If you can have fun at legal events, you'll leave feeling energized, not drained
As a new attorney, you aren't always ready to offer mind blowing legal strategies, but you can still add value.
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?