Law Students — Five Keys for Acing Your Exams

Dec 9, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

The preparation for and the taking of final written exams provides multiple opportunities to think and act like a real lawyer serving the needs of your client

Remedies for Five Common Foot Faults of Junior Lawyers — Part Two

Oct 22, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

This post is the second of a two-part series looking at five common foot faults of junior lawyers and some practical advice for tackling these areas and achieving success

Remedies for Five Common Foot Faults of Junior Lawyers — Part One

Oct 20, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

This post is the first of a two-part series looking at five common foot faults of junior lawyers and some practical advice for tackling these areas and achieving success.

Make yourself indispensable – become client centric

Sep 9, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

In addition to producing good legal work, law firm associates can help make themselves indispensable by becoming “client-centric.”

Four Keys to Effective Networking for Legal Jobs

Aug 15, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

There is plenty of good information out there on networking. This post adds to the discussion by providing four keys to effective networking from a former big firm partner

Selling yourself as a law firm associate

Jul 16, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

There is no substitute for doing good work. However, to be a successful associate, you also have to take the time to thoughtfully highlight your accomplishments.

The delicate balance between persistence and letting go/moving on when applying for a legal job

Jun 30, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

This post offers some guidance on the question of how do you know when to move on after rejection or even no response

The art of the law firm cover letter

Jun 3, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

While a “perfect” cover letter may not get you the job, a poorly written one can prevent your resume from being seen by decision makers

Exercising lawyer-like judgment when communicating with others by e-mail

May 19, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

Here are some helpful tips for lawyers when communicating by email.

Legal writing “do’s” and “don’ts” for associates

Apr 30, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

The advice in this post in the form of do’s and don’ts is from the author’s experience as an associate, as a partner, and as legislation counsel

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