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Generation J.D.

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

When your organizational methods need to be reorganized

I am one of those people who couldn’t function when my desk, calendar and files weren’t perfectly organized … and possibly color-coded. Throughout law school, my organizational methods allowed me to survive while serving on multiple committees and boards and ...

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Amanda Odorimah: Why I became a lawyer

When I was a kid, I really wanted to become a lawyer. Like others I know, that plan changed somewhere between finishing undergrad and starting my first job. I decided to focus on education. I earned an M.Ed. and began ...

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Find yourself a ‘pacesetter’ and imagine your future

I’m a big fan of the Gretchen Rubin podcast, “Happier.” Rubin recently talked about the concept of having a “pacesetter.” The idea is that it’s useful to identify someone you can look to who is five, 10 or 15 years ahead ...

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Need a hug? So do the animals at BARCS.

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.” —Charles de Gaulle (former president of France) For many young professionals, it is hard to think about adopting a pet. With long work hours and considerations about ...

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