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September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772769

Raise your hand if you’ve had something legitimate go to your junk folder due to your email provider’s over-zealous filtering:

“A Wisconsin lawyer has informed a federal court that he and his client missed a June 6 deposition because the email notice went to the lawyer’s junk email folder. The lawyer, ...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772770

Are millenial lawyers headed for a rude awakening in the legal job market? Are lawyers at any level immune?

“We recently learned of the shocking story of Robert Chu, a medical school graduate who committed suicide after twice being unable to secure a residency spot….A self-regulating system with the responsibility of ...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772771

If your in-house legal department is not offering a promotion path, should you stay or should you go? The Lawyer Whisperer gives her thoughts:

“My boss just announced there would be no promotions in the legal department for the foreseeable future. I love my job, but I want to advance. Should ...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772772

Whether you are an in-house counsel or a law firm attorney, you will need to learn to deal with an upset client if you are going to build long-term relationships:

“It’s almost a certainty that, at some point, every lawyer will have an unhappy client. In his seminal research on loyalty, business ...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772768

Even if you are not a CEO or an entrepreneur, but just a hard-working lawyer, it is possible to be happier in your career and your personal life:

“Here are 8 strategies I’ve compiled through my own experiences in my “struggle with the juggle,” my experience in working with hundreds of ...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772767

Deborah Z. Thompson, a Managing Director for Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice Group in Philadelphia, gives tips on how to jumpstart your legal job search:

“Something is telling you it’s time to make a job change—to move on from your current in-house role to that next opportunity. Maybe there are ...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772764

Melissa Peters, Esq. of Princeton Legal Search Group gives her thoughts on how and why the use of personal “disclaimers” can hurt a candidate’s job prospects and even have an effect on a candidate’s career down ...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772765

Who is making the big cash in-house? Read this in-house compensation report to find out:

“By the time A.J. Kess joined Travelers’ Insurance Company as the chief legal officer in December 2016, the year was basically over. Nonetheless, Travelers tallied his total compensation that year as $8.7 million…As Kess’s situation illustrates, ...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772766

Does the End of Lawyers author believe technology will help law have its Dunkirk moment?

“For more than three decades, Richard Susskind has been one of the profession’s most prolific voices in support of implementing technology with legal services delivery. He’s the author of more than 10 books on the topic, ...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772763

Apparently clients don’t complain about lawyers, but everyone else does:

“Half of the clients who were dissatisfied with their legal representation did not complain or take any action, according to figures just published from the legal ombudsman. Clients appear to be increasingly unhappy with their legal advisors but do little ...