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Generation J.D.

The Daily Record's blog for young lawyers, by young lawyers

This is not a TV show review. . .

Ok, I’m lying.  It is.  But it’s a review of a “legal” show, so we’re allowed to do that here, aren’t we? I really only get to watch about 2-3 shows a week (plus football, of course).  So, I’m picky.  Every ...

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Thanks from a Young Lawyer

Thanksgiving is around the corner and I thought a little list of things a young lawyer should be thankful for is appropriate. I am thankful for the following: 1. That for a period of four days over the holiday, I ...

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3 Year Anniversary: Giving thanks

In about three weeks I will “celebrate” my three year anniversary as a member of the Maryland bar.  It’s been an exciting three years colored with a great deal of adversity, a good amount of success, and a little bit ...

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How to not commit malpractice

Earlier this week, I attended a Risk/Loss Prevention seminar presented by CNA, an insurance carrier that provides professional liability coverage.  Honestly, I was not looking forward to attending this four-hour tutorial that I had predetermined to be a glorified Professional ...

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Generation JD “officially” launches

Alright, alright…so I know we technically started Generation JD on Tuesday, October 27 in conjunction with the launch of our new Web site, but last night you could say we “officially” got things underway. We held a launch party/happy hour ...

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Getting out of your comfort zone

My piece of advice for the day — get out of your comfort zone! For some folks, this means going to and participating actively in networking events.  That’s always been within my comfort zone.  What’s always been outside of my ...

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Fear of Delegation

Probably the toughest part of being a new lawyer is learning when and how to delegate. Like the business side of practicing law, this is one thing that law schools do not prepare you for. It can be even more ...

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