In any workplace, conflicts are inevitable. This reality is apparent in law firms and other legal employers. In order to understand and resolve this conflict, it’s important to look at the types of people working in the environment, and how their worldviews play a role in such disagreements. [Read more…] about A Look at the Multi-Generational Legal Workforce
In any workplace, conflicts are inevitable. Whether it’s a dispute over communication styles, dress code, feedback, work ethic, respect, loyalty, pay, or more, there’s no way everyone is going to get along all the time. In a series of posts on About.com, Alison examined each generation and how to resolve workplace conflict. She started with the four types of generations currently in the legal workplace. Next, she shared some specific sticking points, and see how they might be resolved: [Read more…] about How to Resolve Conflict in the Multi-Generational Legal Workforce
We’ve been getting a lot of messages from upset 1Ls recently, wondering why their first semester grades weren’t all they’d hoped. As I’ve talked with some of these folks, it’s become apparent that many of them made the same mistake last semester — they read all the assigned cases repeatedly (3-5 times, in one case).
Do NOT do this!
Routinely rereading cases is a total waste of time, and time is something you don’t have to waste as a 1L.
Why is Rereading Cases a Waste of Time?
To kick off the year in style, we’re hosting a San Francisco #LawDrinks happy hour for lawyers, ex-lawyers, law students, potential law students, and anyone else who wants to hang out with people in the above categories.
We’d love to see you there! Friends are welcome.
Here are the details:
- Location: The Orbit Room, 1900 Market Street, San Francisco
- Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
- Time: 6:00pm onward
Free drinks until the money runs out!
Questions? Get in touch.
With final exams finishing up, you’re likely looking ahead to your summer job. If you’re a law student pursuing the BigLaw summer job experience, then you’ll want to check out Alison’s latest posts on About.com. In these articles, she talks about how BigLaw summer jobs can lead to future jobs and what happens if the experience is not what you wanted. [Read more…] about Getting Ready for Your BigLaw Summer Job
Some people might find this surprising — given my current vocation — but I wasn’t always the most prepared law student. In fact, second semester of my 1L year, I narrowly avoided a total meltdown. It wasn’t pretty, but stuff happens.
If you’re facing exams soon, and you’re not prepared, don’t panic. It’s not too late to salvage the situation, but you’re going to have to get things together quickly! Here’s how:
[Read more…] about Unprepared for Law School Exams? Here’s How to Avoid a Disaster