Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks

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    Swimming Lessons For Baby Sharks: Practical Advice For New Lawyers

    Q: I am a second-year associate. Two partners just announced they are leaving to go to another firm. They asked me to join them. My current firm is lobbying me to stay. Should I stay or should I go?

    / Apr 10, 2015 at 2:28 PM
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    From The Career Files: Swimming Lessons For Baby Sharks – Practical Advice For New Lawyers

    Q: I have heard that there are lots of “unwritten rules” at law firms. Is that true?

    / Feb 20, 2015 at 1:14 PM
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    Departure Memo Of The Day: Where The Wild Things Are

    Check out this departure memo: great opening line, or greatest opening line?

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    Non-Sequiturs: 06.25.13

    * A company is selling pork-laced bullets to “keep Islamics from going to Heaven.” Ever since Denny’s, they’re putting bacon in everything… [CBS Seattle]

    * Justice Thomas is really terrible. This is probably why #UncleThomas is trending on Twitter. [Jezebel]

    * A feminist critique of law reviews based on the Russell Crowe film, Gladiator. This sounds intriguing. [TaxProf Blog]

    * If you wanted to know how the judge decided the audio expert issue in the Zimmerman trial, we’ve got you covered. If you wanted to know when attorney Don West will compile his collection of Greatest Opening Statement Jokes, we have no idea. [The Expert Institute]

    * TNT has a new show dropping teams in Tasmania and forcing them to endure… a knockoff of The Amazing Race and Survivor. But an L.A.-based attorney is on this Friday trying to win $100,000, or what we used to call “a year-end bonus.” [TNT Newsroom]

    * Ken White breaks down all the charges against Edward Snowden. To avoid these charges, Snowden is holed up in the transit zone of the Moscow airport, which I hear has a really terrible TGI Friday’s where Snowden will get to eat for the indefinite future. [Popehat]

    * Anonymous Partner isn’t the only one with advice for summer associates. Here are tips from Grover Cleveland, author of Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks (affiliate link), and Katherine Larkin-Wong, president of Ms. JD. [The Careerist]

    * Chief Judge Alex Kozinski and Professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz debate an upcoming Supreme Court case, Bond v. United States, concerning the treaty power. [Cato Institute]

    6 Comments / / Jun 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks

    Grover Cleveland is the author of Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer, an advice book for attorneys published earlier this year. As a partner at Foster Pepper PLC, one of the Northwest’s largest law firms, he helped many new attorneys learn how to practice law. While at […]

    33 Comments / / May 7, 2010 at 11:02 AM