Associate Tips

  • 10 Tips For Compiling A Deal Sheet

    Every lawyer gearing up to make a move is aware of the need for an updated résumé, but not all lawyers think to put together a list of representative matters, or “deal sheet” for the corporate lawyers. I’m going to call it a “deal sheet” for the purposes of the…

  • 12 Lateral Interview Tips from a Legal Recruiter

    Interviews for lateral hiring are much more substantive than summer associate interviews. Be prepared to show off what you’ve learned in your years at the law firm. You’ll need to commit to memory your own legal experience and the basics about the group and firm with which you are interviewing.…

  • 10 Résumé Tips For Young Lawyers

    As a legal recruiter, I review numerous résumés each week in an effort to assist my candidates with the substance and presentation of their one-page life summaries. Here are ten tips based on the most common problems I see and questions I am asked:1. Assume no one will read your…

  • 6 Factors To Consider When Planning The Path To Partnership

    Ask most associates and (if they’re honest) they’ll tell you: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Or a dollar today is worth three tomorrow. You’ll “never” make partner, so better to gun for prestige, compensation, a practice you love or some combination of the three,…

  • 7 Stress Management Tips For Busy Biglaw Attorneys

    A personal life is important to balance out the stress of long days and the forced hyper-efficiency of the billable hour. Hours have not changed much in 20 years with the typical day for a Biglaw attorney spanning from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you factor in a forty-five…

  • 50 Ways To Leave Your BigLaw Firm (And Keep Your Bonus)

    Lateral moves are seasonal. Winter, spring, summer and fall, concepts largely unknown to Los Angeles inhabitants like myself, largely correlate with varying levels of associate movement within the Am Law 200. Maybe it is the frigid winters — another foreign concept — that make most lateral associates wait to move…