May
8

Home/Work, Money/Power

Sorry, Rainmakers Don't Sit at Home in PJs

Of course, we all want to make oodles of money while lounging around at home. Continue Reading

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May
5

Home/Work, Money/Power

The Young and the Restless

They want it their way. Whatever that means. Continue Reading

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May
1

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Hello Pink Ghetto

Why are there so many women in low-paying, pedestrian practices? Continue Reading

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April
28

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

Would Law Firms Boot Bill O'Reilly?

Would law firms be just as slow to dump an abusive rainmaker? Continue Reading

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April
24

Should Firms Out Lawyers on Work/Life Balance Track?

"Flextime" doesn't have the best connotation for women lawyers. So why is this firm putting that label on some of its lawyers? Continue Reading

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April
18

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women

Firms Announce Flex Time Policies. How Exciting.

Making a fuss about flextime? How 2010. Continue Reading

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April
11

Advice, Money/Power, Women

Yep, Women Are Lousy at Rejection

Women don't take rejection well. But not because of the reason you assume. Continue Reading

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April
6

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Mike Pence, Lust and Big Law

Think male partners in Big Law are more enlightened than Mike Pence? Hah! Continue Reading

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April
3

Advice, Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Partner chats, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

So You Want to be a Divorce Lawyer? Dishing with Eleanor Alter

Celebrity divorce lawyer Eleanor Alter and her partners talk about representing the rich and famous. Continue Reading

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March
15

Diversity, Money/Power

Are Asian American Lawyers Too Complacent?

Asian Americans say there's some truth behind the nerdy worker bee stereotype. And they're working on it. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:03 PM | Post a Comment (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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