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It’s not easy being green

Kermit the Frog

Starting a legal career is a tough endeavor as you try to navigate the waters of partner expectations and steep learning curves. Here are a few simple practices that can help a new lawyer through the first phase.

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Help me

“Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Know that you don’t know it all. Find other people who you can rely on for advice and perspective.” Keith Lee, Associate’sMind, Becoming a Good Lawyer Requires Failure A Very Important Legal ...

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Death by deposition

As the fourth deposition of the day started, the lawyers were all gathered around the table. Some ties had been loosened, the coffee pot was exhausted two depositions ago, and lunch was clearly never going to happen. The new lawyer, ...

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Work-life balance

I always hated that phrase. Back when I started, I was convinced that there was no such thing as work-life balance and, if such a mythological creature existed, it should be heavily weighted in favor of work. I would see ...

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