188 posts categorized "Advice"

15 Signs You Are Getting Fired

Law firms are rather subtle that you're toast. Know the signs. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 9:58 AM on January 19, 2017 in Advice | Comments (0)

Crystal Ball, Oh, Crystal Ball

What the new year will bring in the world of Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 4:12 AM on January 9, 2017 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (2)

The 10 Most Underrated Law Schools in America

Some lower-ranked law schools do better than others in the jobs sweepstakes. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:37 AM on December 8, 2016 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power | Comments (1)

Best Cities for Money (And Maybe Happiness)

Guess which city has poor but happy partners? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:17 AM on November 21, 2016 in Advice, Money/Power | Comments (0)

They Eat Horses, Don't They?

Globe trotters' food edition: How far would you go to please a client? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:29 AM on September 30, 2016 in Advice, Fashion/Style/Etiquette | Comments (0)

Tips on Getting Out of Jury Duty

It's easy: Lie. And guess who's really good at this? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:26 AM on August 17, 2016 in Advice, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (1)

10 Male Behaviors that Drive Female Lawyers Crazy

It's time for some rules of behavior for men. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:31 PM on July 26, 2016 in Advice, Women | Comments (2)

Hell, Yeah, You Can Bitch on the Job!

Workers have a legal right to be negative on the job. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:12 AM on May 18, 2016 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement | Comments (1)

Best Law Schools for Prestige and Jobs

What the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Reports and National Law Journal mean about where you should go to law school. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 3:57 AM on March 22, 2016 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (0)

So How Much Portable Business Do You Need?

Jeffrey Lowe, the managing partner of Major Lindsey & Africa’s Washington, D.C. office, gives us a preview of the latest lateral partner survey. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:17 PM on February 20, 2014 in Advice, Money/Power | Comments (0)

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The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering.

About Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com

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