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Early Career Advice For Young Lawyers

Early Career Advice For Young Lawyers

  Law school is over and you’ve finally secured your first job – but now what? Getting to this point may have seemed like a marathon and yet your entire career still lies ahead. There are many questions to still be answered and many unknowns that have not...
Understanding Small Claims Court

Understanding Small Claims Court

Small claims court is a special division court that is used to settle disputes quickly, inexpensively, and without the need for a lawyer. In most jurisdictions, small claims courts restrict their dockets to only include claims of less than $10,000. Additionally,...
Which Type of Law Should You Specialize In?

Which Type of Law Should You Specialize In?

Specializing in a particular legal field has many benefits. It makes a lawyer efficient and dependable and gives him or her a competitive edge over more generalized competitors. That said, choosing a specialty can be difficult; law students should consider their...
6 Skills All Lawyers Need

6 Skills All Lawyers Need

It’s common knowledge that law is an oversaturated job market. As it is, there are far more graduating law students than there are available entry-level positions. Well-educated and well-credentialed graduates often find themselves in the unenviable position of...
Strategies for Winning a Job Interview

Strategies for Winning a Job Interview

Your resume has been selected, and your recruiter has set you up for an interview. Now, it’s time to breeze through the interview and make the employer’s hiring choice simple and in your favor. Here, I break down a few strategies that will help you prepare for...
What to Do When Placed Under Arrest

What to Do When Placed Under Arrest

You think it won’t happen to you. But the fact is, you don’t have to commit an egregious crime to find yourself sitting in the back of a squad car. Even an ordinary night out on the town could land you in jail if you behave rowdily at the bar or allow an argument with...
6 Legal Terms Everyone Should Know

6 Legal Terms Everyone Should Know

Law is dry, circuitous, and difficult to understand,  especially for those without a background in legal studies. While the average person can’t reasonably be expected to know the details about every aspect of the law, there are some common terms that everyone...
Top 5 Law Schools for 2018

Top 5 Law Schools for 2018

Pursuing a JD is a noble endeavor – and an admission into an elite school is certainly the key to a successful career in the field of law. With an increasing amount of students enrolling in law school (nearly 40,000 graduating with their degree in 2015 alone),...
Tips for Improving Client Service

Tips for Improving Client Service

When fighting legal battles is your nine-to-five job,  perpetually maintaining an empathetic mindset can be difficult. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; after all, if a lawyer tried to be emotionally invested in every case she fought, she would likely find...