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Behind the Biglaw Curtain: Demystifying the Junior Associate Experience – How to Succeed as a Junior Lawyer in Biglaw 

Behind the Biglaw Curtain – Demystifying the Junior Associate Experience does just that – it gives you an insider’s view on what it takes to succeed as a junior lawyer in the elite law firms of the world that are collectively known as “Biglaw.” 

It is not that difficult to be an average lawyer or an adequate junior associate. But it is difficult to be an outstanding or exceptional one, and that is what this book is here to teach you. 
Broken down into 25 easily digestible chapters, this book will serve as your guide throughout your junior associate years. It will teach you how to play the Biglaw game – and win. 

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Who Is This Book For? Are you...

…a junior lawyer struggling to find your place in Biglaw?
…a junior lawyer wanting to take your skills to the next level?
…a law student desperately trying to understand what the heck Biglaw is?
…a law student wondering if Biglaw is right for you?
…a law firm partner who has forgotten what junior associates actually know and could use a little refresher about life at the bottom of the Biglaw food chain?
…anyone else curious about what this whole “Biglaw” thing is all about?

Then this book is FOR YOU! Get your copy TODAY!

How to Know When It's Time to Leave Biglaw: 10 Chapters. 10 Signs. Is It Time for You to Leave Biglaw

A long-term career in Biglaw is not for everyone. But how do you know when it’s time to pack up your office and look for something new? Sometimes, it’s not so easy to figure that out.

That’s where this book comes in. “How to Know When It’s Time to Leave Biglaw” is a guide for law firm associates looking for the signs to let them know it’s time to leave Biglaw.

Each chapter highlights a specific sign that it’s time to leave Biglaw. After reading this book, you’ll be able to figure out once and for all if the universe is screaming at you that it’s time for a career pivot, or if perhaps Biglaw is still the right place for you. From confronting health issues to feeling envy to stopping dreaming, “How to Know When It’s Time to Leave Biglaw” points out the major signs that are huge red flags that it’s time to get out of Biglaw.

Biglaw lawyers are notoriously busy, so this book is a relatively quick read. Broken down into 10 easily digestible chapters, each should take just six minutes to read (which all Biglaw lawyers know equates to 0.1 of an hour, or one billable increment!).

Don’t wait around any longer wondering whether to stay or go. Pick up this book, learn the signs, and decide for yourself whether it’s time for you to leave Biglaw!

Mindset

Your success in life and the law has everything to do with your mindset. How do you think about yourself and the world? These books can help give you new insights into yourself while you’re on your way to transformation: 

Finding Your True Calling 

Is your true calling in Biglaw? Maybe yes, but maybe no. These books can help you discover who you really are and what you truly want: 

Taking a Career Break 

Sometimes you need a break – and I’m talking about more than a vacation where you’re checking your work email every day. If you’re considering a sabbatical, career break, or taking a leap, these books can help inspire you and give you tips on how to make your move a reality: 

Burnout

Burnout in Biglaw is all too real. Hopefully, you’ll catch it before it gets too bad. Whether you’re in the thick of burnout or in search of ways to prevent it, check out these books for ways to help:  

Books by Inspiring Ex-Lawyers

From ultra-runners to cycling instructors to novelists, just some more proof that you can do anything with a law degree: 

Personal Finance

Money influences every choice we make, from when and how we pay back student loans to when we feel comfortable having “enough” to leave Biglaw to whether we can retire early. These are my favorite personal finance books for lawyers: 

Focus & Habits

Being a Biglaw lawyer means you are managing a lot. It’s an understatement to say your life has a lot of moving pieces. These books can help you regain focus and develop better habits so you can free up more of your time: 

Books I Just Love

These books don’t fit into any of the categories above, but they’ve all been extremely impactful on my journey in and out of the law. I hope you find one that resonates with you, too:

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