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Before considering a job change, identify the specific substantive skills you want to use and/or develop and why those skills are not being developed or utilized to your satisfaction in your current position. If the culture of your practice group or firm is inconsistent with your preferences, be able to discuss how a different culture will enhance your performance.
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When you are fortunate enough to watch skilled advocates make the difficult look easy, try and learn something from them.
* The Coalition for Court Transparency sent a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts, pleading that he allow cameras in the courtroom. Not sure how well this will go over, thanks to last month’s oral arguments interruption by a protestor. [Legal Times]
* Hot on the heels of the news that the firm posted its worst financial performance in six years, Bingham McCutcheon is leaking laterals. Morgan Lewis just poached four lawyers across three cities right out from under the firm’s nose. [Am Law Daily]
* Now that the U.S. News 2015 Law School Rankings are out, here’s Kyle McEntee of Law School Transparency to tell you what’s wrong with them, particularly, that not every school is the “best.” [Law.com]
* If you were a law school dean, we sincerely hope you’d just live with the consequences of an enrollment decline instead of lowering your admission standards to put more asses in seats. [National Law Journal]
* Nancy Grace must defend herself against a defamation suit filed by Michael Skakel. It’s almost fitting that she’d get sued over talking about someone allegedly masturbating in a tree. [Hollywood Reporter]
If it’s referrals that you seek, you’re best off associating elsewhere.
To borrow from Paula Cole, “Where have all the 1Ls gone?”
There are many reasons that attorneys leave firms, and the entirety cannot be covered by a single list, but here are the most popular ones.
Sadly, this lawyer’s free time is usually spent complaining about the fact that she to go to work the next day and do it all over again — is there no rest for the weary???
This all just goes to show what we already knew: Big Law, bigger a-holes.
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Which high-powered adviser is Patton Boggs talking to, and why?
The New York City office of Epstein Becker & Green seeks an attorney to work at the level of a fourth to sixth year associate to join its national employer-side labor and employment practice. Knowledge of the full range of federal and state employment statutes, prior litigation experience, and experience and knowledge with matters involving all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, wage & hour and employment contract cases is needed.