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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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[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] 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 […]

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[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.8.0″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]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 […]

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[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.5″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] 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 […]

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