Slow Down! Some Email Etiquette Tips

Nov 2, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

While email offers speed and accessibility, one of the best pieces of advice I give law students is “slow down!” Before you

The “N” Word

Sep 4, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

Networking.  You hear about it all the time; you may roll your eyes and try to ignore it.  Love it or hate

Practicing Law in Small-Town America: Is “Green Acres” The Place for You?

Aug 5, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

My first book, Choosing Small, Choosing Smart (NALP, 3rd edition), grew out of my desire to teach law students and recent graduates

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

Jul 16, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

Time management can be a huge challenge for law students and lawyers.  We juggle a seemingly endless set of demands and there

A Little Bit Every Day Makes a Difference

Jul 2, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

For the past year, I have been taking piano lessons and reacquainting myself with the repertoire that I studied thirty years ago

Staying Motivated

Jun 18, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

These are difficult times for lawyers.  Simply stated, there are too many law graduates for too few jobs.   This does not mean

What’s the Difference Between a Vision, Goal & Task

Jun 11, 2013 By: Diane Costigan

We wrote recently about long-term, midrange and short-term career plans.  Now we’re breaking it down even further. Each type of career plan

Between Graduation and Bar Passage: Optimizing Opportunities

Jun 4, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

The time between graduation and bar passage offers opportunities for job seekers.  Most new lawyers secure full-time job offers within six months

Three Types of Career Plans

May 30, 2013 By: Diane Costigan

There are three main types of career plans that we recommend attorneys have: Long-term: This is what you see for yourself maybe