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August 2013

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August 2013 | Young Lawyers Survival Guide (Part II)

FEATURES

A Business Development Checklist for Young Lawyers

By Kelly G. O'Malley

Being a young attorney is no excuse for avoiding business development. In fact, it's critical to get started at the beginning of your career. Here's a short checklist of ideas to help you get off on the right foot.

Paper or Plastic?

By Maria E. Harris

These days, it's hip to be green. Laptops and iPads in court are replacing the historical "lugging around large paper files" method. However, some partners and higher-ups still insist on the latter. How can you persuade them of the value in going green?

How New Lawyers Can Make a (Not Too Big) Online Splash

By Conrad Saam

So, you're a new lawyer at your firm, looking for a way to stand out. Fertile ground is at your fingertips—online.

Young Lawyers' Examine the Benefits of Non-Traditional Work Experience (Roundtable)

Moderated by Nicholas Gaffney

From the theater to the police department, diverse backgrounds provide an edge to budding attorneys.

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MARKETING

Seven Things Young Lawyers Need to Know About Marketing

By Jamie Mulholland

Of course it's important to get involved in your firm's marketing and business development programs. But make sure your personal brand doesn't get lost in the shuffle. These suggestions will help you promote yourself—and your professional home.

MANAGEMENT

Young Lawyers: Being a Great Lawyer Isn't Enough (Part II)

By Rich Goldstein

What makes a lawyer successful? Smarts and great legal skills, sure. But even more important is developing your ability to listen, understand, and respond appropriately to how others react to your behavior and communications. The most successful lawyers are those who have honed their awareness of how they act—and how others see and hear them.

TECHNOLOGY

"iCan Help"

By Sarah A. Filippi

In the super-competitive legal job market, how can a young attorney stand out and increase the chances of landing a good job? Take advantage of what you likely know better than your older colleagues – technology and how to best put it to use for your prospective employer.

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FINANCE

How To Negotiate Your Salary Well

By Katy Goshtasbi

Some may think lawyers make excellent negotiators, but the truth is that successful negotiations rely more on a collaborative mindset than legal acumen. That's particularly true in among the most important negotiations you will ever conduct—for your job and your salary.

MEET THE WOMEN RAINMAKERS!

S. Jeanine Conley

Interviewed by Mavis Gragg

S. Jeanine Conley, a partner in the employment group at BakerHostetler and the hiring partner for summer and fall recruitment in the firm's New York office, sits down with Mavis Gragg of BuckleySandler LLP.

 


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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Micah U Buchdahl, HTMLawyers, Inc

ISSUE EDITOR

Nancy L Gimbol, Eastburn & Gray

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Andrea Malone, White and Williams LLP

BOARD OF EDITORS

John D. Bowers, Fox Rothschild LLP

Barbara H. Brown, Meagher & Geer PLLP

Margaret M. DiBianca, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Rodney Dowell, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc.

Nicholas Gaffney, Infinite Public Relations, LLC

Nancy L Gimbol, Eastburn & Gray

Richard W Goldstein, Goldstein Patent Law

Katy M. Goshtasbi, Puris Image

Elizabeth Henslee

William D Henslee, Florida A&M Univ College of Law

George E. Leloudis, Woods Rogers PLC

Allison C. Shields, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.

Gregory H. Siskind, Siskind Susser, P.C.

Ben Stevens, The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center

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