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Career Ladder

Preparing for the Axe to Fall

You'd be surprised how often lawyers who've been laid off or fired express complete incredulity. Usually, the signals have been clear. But since no one wants to believe it can happen to them, they find themselves completely unprepared. Don't let ...

Wendy Werner - February 10, 2011
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Freelance Attorney: 5 Personal Characteristics for Success

Think you want to break out of the rut and give freelance lawyering a try? What are your reasons? If they include such things as desperation or the path of least resistance, just go ahead and cross this career move off your list. Like any solo ...

Donna Seyle - February 7, 2011

You’re Hired! Here’s How to Stay That Way

Some key lessons for every job seeker, or for anyone who wants to advance their career—and avoid ever hearing "You're fired!"

Lauren Egan and Michael Sachs - February 3, 2011
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Is Freelance Lawyering Your Thing?

Think the term “freelance lawyer” is an oxymoron? Well, it might have been, back in the day when the legal profession’s delivery model had something to do with UPS. Back then, there were “contract lawyers.” Typically, they worked through ...

Donna Seyle - January 26, 2011

Buff Up Your Bio

This time of year, many of us resolve to buff up our physical appearance—but what about our personal and professional appearance online? Outside of the home page, lawyer biographies are the most-frequently visited pages on law firm websites. ...

Janet Ellen Raasch - January 24, 2011