87 posts categorized "Management/Mismanagement"

High as a Kite

What's with those sky-high associate satisfaction scores? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:00 AM on September 28, 2016 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Speed Dating Hits Law Firm

It works for dating, so why not use it in hiring? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:00 AM on September 5, 2016 in Law Students/Law Schools, Management/Mismanagement | Comments (0)

Millennials Work Like Mad and Make Awesome Associates

Millennials are addicted to work and approval. So guess what they're good at? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:15 AM on August 29, 2016 in Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement | Comments (0)

Is Roger Ailes Lurking at Your Firm?

Lawyers are much more subtle and clever about harassment. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 8:11 AM on August 22, 2016 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

Want to Do Socially Conservative Pro Bono? Good Luck.

Should firms take on unpopular pro bono causes? Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 5:00 AM on August 2, 2016 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (3)

The New Must-Have: 20 Weeks of Paid Paternity Leave

Winston & Strawn throws down the gauntlet. Will other firms follow? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:04 AM on May 25, 2016 in Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women | Comments (0)

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)

Nice Bosses Do No Better (or Worse) Than Nasty Ones

Employees will leave anyway, so why bother being pleasant? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:08 AM on May 2, 2016 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Female Leaders Are (1) Awesome; (2) Scary; (3) Irrelevant

Are female leaders all that they're cracked up to be? Maybe. Maybe not. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:20 PM on April 5, 2016 in Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women | Comments (0)

An Uncomfortable Client

Why would a firm like Mayer Brown take on this kind of client with this kind of cause? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:01 PM on March 2, 2014 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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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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