188 posts categorized "Advice"

6 Ways to Get Happy (or Less Miserable)

Our resident happiness expert, Dan Bowling, gives pointers on how you can achieve happiness—even if you're a lawyer. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 2:20 PM on January 7, 2014 in Advice | Comments (2)

Oh, No—Naughty Santa Is in Town!

Nine tips on how to throw a very safe (and dull) office party this holiday season. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 12:45 PM on December 12, 2013 in Advice, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (1)

Ready for Tights with Open-Toe Shoes?

Will the latest fashion trend make you look chic or frumpy? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:27 PM on December 5, 2013 in Advice, Fashion/Style/Etiquette | Comments (6)

7 Tips on Prepping for Your Annual Review

Even if you think the self-evaluation process is a farce, it's crucial to take it seriously. Here's what you should do. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 10:23 AM on November 17, 2013 in Advice | Comments (2)

10 Things Every New Lawyer Should Do—Right Now

The author of Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks (Grover Cleveland) and the president of Ms. JD (Katherine Larkin-Wong) are back with more advice for newbie lawyers. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 2:32 PM on October 29, 2013 in Advice | Comments (4)

8 Essential Tips for Drumming Up Business

Part two of our talk with Shelia Birnbaum and Nina Gussack. This time, the Queen of Torts and the $65 Million Woman get specific about what women should do to get business. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:34 PM on October 24, 2013 in Advice, Money/Power, Partner chats, Women | Comments (2)

Can Rainmakers Have Work/Life Balance?

Legal heavyweights Sheila Birnbaum and Nina Gussack talk about doing it all. And not doing it at all. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:23 PM on October 22, 2013 in Advice, Home/Work, Money/Power, Partner chats, Women | Comments (6)

Don't Put Down Staff Attorneys!

Some people are perfectly happy not being on the partnership track. Carroll Welch of Pace Law School writes about why being being a staff attorney can be a great job. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 7:06 AM on October 14, 2013 in Advice, Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Women | Comments (3)

How to Handle the Client from Hell

Harvard Business Review has some suggestions—but will they work? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:47 PM on September 30, 2013 in Advice, Money/Power | Comments (4)

Don't Coddle Law Students!

Law practice is not for wimps, so why should law schools relax grading? Happiness expert Dan Bowling makes his case about what law schools should teach. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 3:05 PM on September 23, 2013 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (6)

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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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