Legal Interns: 6 Tips to stay motivated when there is no job in sight [Infographic]
Posted on 08-06-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

While practical experience, networking and recommendations are 3 opportunities for summer interns, all interns have their sights set on the grand prize – a full-time job. While for some, an employment opportunity may not be on the horizon. So, how can one continue to stay motivated and enthusiastic... Read More

Guys! Gender equality is your issue too. Why it’s important & what men can do
Posted on 10-21-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Close your eyes. Imagine a world where the word “equality” didn’t just represent a goal to strive for, but a life we actually are able to live out. What would it look like? How would it function? Open your eyes. Chances are the world you see in front of you, that you’re surrounded... Read More

7 (yawn) ways your boring resume bores just like everyone else's boring resume
Posted on 08-06-2014 by Tracie Morris

Your resume needs to do two things: It needs to capture the hiring manager’s attention—and it needs to motivate him or her to pick up the phone and call you for an interview. If you look and sound like everyone else, you have no competitive advantage. Therefore, you’ve provided the... Read More

What would you do if you weren't afraid to fail?
Posted on 07-29-2014 by Christina Alge

Lately this quote has been making the rounds, but it may not be the right question to ask. Sure, this makes sense as a mental exercise, but let’s face it – law school (and being a lawyer) is pretty scary for most people. You are in a new environment where you don't really understand the... Read More

Women: 1/2 the world, 2/3 the work hrs but only 10% of pay - Gender equality, when?
Posted on 07-24-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

The below is a recent article is courtesy of BostInno . Just this week I saw the following two articles that caused me to bang my head off my desk: Tech Leadership Lags Behind in Gender Diversity and Female [Law Firm] Associate Numbers Decline—Again . As a startup attorney, the representation... Read More

11 Mistakes You Make At Work Every. Single. Day.
Posted on 07-14-2014 by Christina Alge

You might think the “perfect employee” works around the clock, constantly checks email and never takes a break or goes on vacation. But it turns out this perception is all wrong. In fact, the most successful people tend to know when to switch off, kick back, and refocus their energy. So... Read More

"Rookie mistakes" happen, and much of the work of practicing law can't be - or at least isn't - taught in law school.
Posted on 07-03-2014 by rheamalhotra

They happen. You’re given leeway for a couple of mistakes. But where do you draw the line between a couple of innocent mistakes and being seen as incompetent? Desiree Moore is the President and Founder of Greenhorn Legal, LCC, and as an associate she made a major rookie mistake. Read the full... Read More

Itching to go solo? Prepare yourself with this solo quick start guide
Posted on 07-02-2014 by Doug Esten

About to go solo? The chance you are successful is below 50%. Discouraged? Don’t be. Understanding and mapping out your steps can be hard – so follow the Solo Quick-Start Guide published by the Associate’s Mind . Some of the key steps are, as follows: Set up financial Accounts:... Read More

10 surprising facts of employee engagement [infographic]
Posted on 06-24-2014 by Tracie Morris

After taking a look at this information, I am not sure which stat is more surprising. The fact that 89% of employers think their people leave for money (when the real number is 12%, or the stat that 90 % of leaders think an engagement strategy have an impact on business success, but barely 25% of them... Read More

40 Careers with Law Degrees and No Law
Posted on 06-12-2014 by rheamalhotra

It’s often said “when one door closes, another opens.” But what happens if the law door closes, as you hold your J.D.? Luckily, a degree in law doesn't equate to only being a lawyer. Skills in law are highly transferable across many different professions. Working hard to fully develop... Read More

Do you think you have the right to privacy at work? Think again.
Posted on 05-16-2014 by Christina Alge

According to this article 10 New (And Legal) Ways Your Employer Is Spying On You via AOL Jobs. medical records, videotaping, social media and email monitoring are just a few ways your employer may be checking on you even during non-working hours. Read More

Career Curveballs: Changing Career Paths At 37 via LinkedIn
Posted on 04-23-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Tony Fernandes , Group CEO at AirAsia, tells his story about changing career paths at the age of 37. This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share how they turned setbacks into success. Read all their stories. Music has always been a big part of my life, even from an early age.... Read More