Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we’re talking with Jeremy W. Richter, an attorney with Webster, Henry, Bradwell, Cohan, Speagle & DeShazo, in Birmingham, Alabama. Jeremy practices civil defense litigation and focuses on commercial auto/trucking litigation, premises liability, general business liability, and various other aspects of insurance defense litigation. He also writes an interesting blog, spanning a variety of topics, which you’ll find at jeremywrichter.com.
In this episode we discuss:
- Jeremy’s background, why he decided to go to law school and how his career developed
- Life as a small law firm associate
- The impact that the people you work with have on your experience
- Tracking your time: basics of time keeping and the billable hour debate
- Blogging as a lawyer
- What young lawyers and law students should know about the business of law
- Networking as an introvert
- How to develop skills as a trial lawyer as a young associate
- What law firms are looking for when hiring associates
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- Jeremy’s Website
- Jeremy on Twitter @richterjw
- Three Steps to Becoming a Better Associate Attorney
- “Efficient Lawyers Starve to Death”
- (Why) Should a Lawyer Have a Blog? An Interview with Keith Lee or, What’s on an Associate’s Mind?
- Networking for a Job as an Introvert (Law School Edition)
- Knowing When to Stop Arguing Your Point
- How to Voir Dire a Jury: Goals, Tactics, & Effectiveness (Part 1)
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