Archive for the ‘Law School’ Category

I often judge a book by its cover. If the images on the cover doesn’t appeal to me I may not be the intended audience. The work above is the most perfect gift for me (hint hint). As an English major I read the classics and then fell in love with historical fiction. I have […]

Do you consider your law school classmates your professional colleagues? Just that shift in language and attitude can make a difference. I wish that I had realized that when I was in law school. However, it is a different world now with the advent of social media. Facebook, LinkedIn and niche professional networking sites did […]

“Tea for two, and two for tea Just me for you and you for me” -Irving Caesar Here, using the same words in a different order changed the meaning of the sentence. First, one order of tea for two people and second, two people are ordering tea. “You like potato and I like potahto, You […]

Tara Kachaturoff of TeachMeLaw Radio and I spoke recently about what recent law school graduates can do to increase their chances of getting hired now. If you didn’t do these three things while you were still in law school then read the bolded language in the interview transcript below to see what you can do […]

Tara Kachaturoff of TeachMeLaw Radio and I spoke recently about what law students can do now to get their resume ready for a job search post-graduation. Read the bolded language in the interview transcript below to see what the three simple tips are and let me know if you have any follow-up questions. Tara: The […]

Tara Kachaturoff of TeachMeLaw Radio and I spoke recently whether law school is still a viable option given the current and continuing economic situation. My answer is YES! Read this portion of our interview transcript to learn why. Tara: Is going to law school still a viable or a valuable option given that the economy […]

Tara Kachaturoff of TeachMeLaw Radio and I spoke recently about Attorney’s Counsel. Since some of you do not yet know what I do and why, here is a portion of the interview transcript so that you all know where I gained my expertise and why I love what I do. If you have any questions, […]

I was recently interviewed by Tara Kachaturoff of Teach Me Law Radio, a blogtalk radio station “with one objective in mind, to learn about the law and it’s impact on our lives.” Tara and I spoke about my business, Attorney’s Counsel, as well as other topics related to my work as Chair of the Law […]

Last week I wrote that resumes submitted through a person at the firm or organization will be reviewed first. Now, how do you find the people to whom you should send your resume? The following are 5 free and simple things to do, some you may already be doing, to find people you already know […]

A few weeks ago I attended a program at the New York City Bar Association sponsored by the committee I chair, the Law Student Perspectives Committee. The program, Recruiting Tips from the Insider’s View, was well attended and the reviews were great. A lot of what was said by the experts from law firms and […]

Are you curious about alternative legal careers? There are many options, not just various careers you can pursue, but lots of people who can help you along the way to your dream job. We are lawyers and we’ve been where you are. Law Students. Recent Graduates. Professionals dissatisfied with their careers. Job seekers seeking something […]

Are you consistent? One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is that they are inconsistent. They are inconsistent with their message, their level of professionalism and their documents. YOUR MESSAGE: If you are a lawyer seeking to change practice areas or any professional seeking a position different from the one you have, your message […]

Resume Do’s and Don’ts apply to everyone. But, like the law, there are rules and standards and consequences. For example, if you skip to the bottom of this post to find the link to the 5 Do’s and Don’ts you’ll miss a few additional rules. You wouldn’t skip the instructions on your exam would you!? […]

Doctors practice medicine. Lawyers practice law. We PRACTICE. We say we’re experts and some of us are, but we are always practicing, gaining new skills and bolstering others. If you are not sure that you want to practice law you are not alone. You have options. If you have practiced for years you have most […]

Are you a lawyer? Do you know your acronyms? Here are a few: LSAT, SBA, NYC, and CLE. What are your favorites? Last Thursday, March 3, 2011, New York County Lawyers Association’s (NYCLA) Women’s Rights Committee (WRC) and the Financial Women’s Association’s (FWA) Professional Services Liaison Committee (PSLC), together with Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC) […]