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5 Qualities Every New Attorney Should Look For in a Mentor

I have been fortunate enough to have great mentors over the years across a variety of legal-related fields, including a legislator, a lobbyist, judges, and other attorneys. They have guided me through decisions and hard times; they have trained me to be the attorney I am today. So while I’m at a point in my [...]

By |2019-01-15T11:51:51-06:00January 15th, 2019|Women in Law, Young Lawyers' Corner|0 Comments

Gender and Other Biases in the Legal Profession

The following is a guest post by Missoula, MT attorney Janel F. Chin.  As an attorney in my late thirties, I can assuredly say that I have personally experienced all of the four main patterns in gender bias identified in the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession’s report: Bias Interrupters Project – You Can’t Change [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 14: Am I Solving the Right Problem?

 Staying relevant. Embracing technology to increase efficiency. Investing the time it takes to improve. Attorney and cultural ambassador at his firm in Tacoma, Washington, Jordan Couch connects with with Mark and offers his perspective on what a law firm can become simply by looking at everything a bit differently. ALPS In Brief, The ALPS [...]

Young Lawyers, Your Time is Now.

Potentially unpopular opinion: It is an exciting time to be a young lawyer. There is so much happening in the innovation space that will shape the future of legal services. And young lawyers need to be front and center pushing this change. Required reading for every lawyer includes the 2016 Futures Report from the ABA Commission [...]

Presenting Electronically In Trial – Five Things To Think About

Last week I watched a trial.  Usually, I do this from the “hotseat,” running the electronic trial technology and presenting exhibits.  This time, I was there to be sure that the wireless network in the court room did not go down during trial.  [Lessons confirmed:  1 - Do not rely on the courthouse wireless network [...]

Legal Ethics: US And England Compared

The perception of attorneys in the US is dismal. The perception of the legal profession in the US is unfortunately unfavorable in general. A 2007 Gallup Poll looking at “unfavorable attitudes” showed that only advertising executives (58% highly unfavorable) and lobbyists (42% highly unfavorable) fared worse than lawyers (35% highly unfavorable). This is a bleak [...]

By |2017-08-04T11:57:11-06:00June 1st, 2016|Managing Your Practice|0 Comments

Free Ezine: The New Associate’s Guide To Business Development

Big firm or small, there’s a single question the partners in any law firm ask about a young associate: “Is she a keeper?” And, while legal skills count, it’s clear they’re thinking: “Can she bring in clients?” Help has arrived — in the form of a new 30-page downloadable ezine from Attorney at Work. “Build [...]

How To Prepare For A Meaningful Law Career

I continue to be quite concerned about how we got to this point (my 50th year in the legal profession and my 30th year providing career advice to lawyers and law students) where an extraordinary high percentage of lawyers are dissatisfied; for example, a recent survey found that the unhappiest job in America is BigLaw [...]