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The day is finally here. IT has set you up with a brand-new laptop, you’ve decked out your home office, you’ve done a tech check, and you’re ready to get to work. Congrats on starting your job as a first-year Biglaw associate! Once new associate orientation and training is over, it’s go time. So you […]

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Starting a new Biglaw job? Even if you were a summer associate at your firm, working as a first-year associate is a whole new game. You’re actually someone’s lawyer now! Regardless of what firms tell you when you’re a summer associate (i.e., that they give summers “real substantive work” – most don’t), real Biglaw work […]

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What does Biglaw expect from its first-year associates? This is the million-dollar question and what every incoming associate wants to know. Despite all of the information available online, Biglaw remains somewhat of a mystery for many law students. I think part of this is because a lot of the information that is available is put […]

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Setting boundaries in Biglaw is such a controversial topic. I have a LOT of thoughts about it because it can be so hard to do. But it can be done – in a way. I’ve recently heard from so many Biglaw associates who are really struggling with setting boundaries, so I wanted to share my […]

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A while back, I wrote about my relationship with the “Sunday Scaries” when I was in Biglaw. 7 Inspiring Quotes for Battling the “Sunday Scaries”: AKA Work Anxiety. My anxiety over work-related things got to the point where I felt a perpetual sense of dread that was no longer limited to just Sunday evenings; it […]

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It’s January 2021 as I write this, and many Biglaw junior associates are just starting their new jobs. This year has brought about so many changes (statement of the obvious), and that includes a change to the start dates of Biglaw associates. Normally, Biglaw first-year associates begin their jobs, in the office, in the fall […]

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How to Succeed as a Junior Lawyer in Biglaw   I wrote a book! And I published it! You can buy it on Amazon (kindle only for now – the print version is coming soon) and I would be so happy if you went over there to check it out (just click HERE – or […]

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Lawyers Don’t Know Much About Money   Something that might surprise you if you’re not a lawyer is that most lawyers (even ones working in M&A, banking or corporate finance) don’t know much about finance. Specifically, they don’t know much about personal finance. I used to be one of these lawyers, too. Unless they’re self-educated […]

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Choosing Between Biglaw Job Offers In case you missed it, in my last post I gave three insider pieces of advice I learned while working at a Biglaw firm.  These were things I wish I had known about OCI when I was interviewing for these jobs as a law student. Earlier in the week, I […]

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