Legal Careers

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Podcast #137: Career Change for Smart Professionals, with Rikke Hansen

In this episode, Rikke Hansen explains how lawyers should think about career change—including when to leave the profession or start their own firm.

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Vacation and the Big Question

Vacations are important for your mental health. But they also give you a chance to confront the big question: are you happy in your current job?

How to Succeed on the Bar Exam

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11 Tips for Reducing Stress and Studying Better in the Last Week Before the Bar Exam

For the bar exam, if you do what you plan to do every day, that's all you can hope for. Your results on the bar exam are in the hands of the gods.

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Podcast #126: Reinventing Your Law Practice, with Megan Zavieh

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Megan Zavieh explains what it takes to reinvent your law practice when you're feeling stuck.

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7 Easy Upgrades to Make Your Office More Client-Friendly

Visiting a lawyer is often stressful for clients. Here are some easy ways to make your office more welcoming and client-friendly.

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How to Competently Reinvent Your Practice

If you are contemplating switching to a new practice area, here are some things you should keep in mind.

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Podcast #123: Why Mentoring Could Be the Key to Your Legal Career, with Marshall Lichty

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Minnesota lawyer Marshall Lichty explains why mentoring is important, how lawyers can find a mentor, and how experienced lawyers can find a mentee.

How to Succeed on the Bar Exam

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Five Tips for Early Bar Exam Prep

If you are getting ready to take the bar exam, here are some tips to make sure you are off to a good start.

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Podcast #122: Dear Landlord, I’ll See You in Court, with Daniel Bramzon

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, we learn more about Daniel Bramzon's aggressive tenant-advocacy non-profit, BASTA, and learn how it has changed evictions in LA by demanding a jury trial in every case.

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Podcast #121: A “Crossover” Real Estate/Realtor Practice, with Wendy Calvert

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Wendy Calvert discusses what it means to have a "crossover" practice as a corporate consultant, real estate lawyer, and realtor.