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An associate's guide to rainmaking

December 01, 2015

You may not have been taught marketing and business development techniques and tactics in law school, but that doesn’t give you an excuse for not starting to build your rainmaking muscles now — particularly if you want to take control of your career. In fact, there should be no excuses when it

How to get the most out of your TIPS membership

TIPS for beginning your law career

November 24, 2015

Here's a free resource for you: The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Law Section (TIPS) has an archive of podcasts, teleconferences, audio webinars, and videos dating back to 2010. And one of the more recent ones is essential listening for law students. In August, TIPS assembled a

Video: Your expertise starts today

November 13, 2015

What will your resume look like in four years' time? Ron Marmer, past chair of the Section of Litigation, says what you do now can help you build your track record — and help define your sphere of expertise on your resume. "Think about how the total resume will look," Marmer says

ABA Legal Career Central

Mark your calendar: Enhance your online presence

November 10, 2015

What is better than free advice? Free advice every month. The ABA Free Career Advice Series is a monthly webinar series that offers practical tips on selected topics — some for seasoned lawyers and others for new lawyers or law students. Coming up Dec. 13, your digital footprint is in the spotlight. 

Mark your Calendar: Power up with Ms. JD

November 09, 2015

Get your early bird tickets to “Superwomen JDs” - Ms. JD's eighth annual Conference on Women in the Law - through Dec. 1. Join other aspiring and early career women lawyers from legal markets around the country together for a summit on the progress and remaining challenges for women in

EIGHTH CIRCUIT: James Greenwood: Navy Vet on a Mission

April 01, 2015

  By Courtney O. Carroll COURTNEY O. CARROLL is a 3L at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. In recognition of his scholastic accomplishments, James Greenwood, a 3L at Drake University Law School, was awarded the Iowa Taxpayers Association 2014 Linda S. Weindruch Scholarship. The annual scholarship recognizes outstanding accomplishments and educational pursuit

University of Manitoba Students Out-Negotiate Competitors

April 01, 2015

By Avery Mayne AVERY MAYNE is a 3L at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and served as national student director for the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition. The media glorifies lawyers as heroes of the courtroom. Many law students rank the portrayals popular characters such as Atticus Finch, Assistant D.A.

The Socially Conscious “Chocopreneur”

April 01, 2015

When Shawn Askinosie entered law school at the University of Missouri in Columbia, he wanted to become a criminal defense lawyer just like his father. When he graduated in 1989, Askinosie joined a large Texas firm and handled white-collar crime cases. Three years

In Brief: Quick looks at hot practice areas

March 01, 2014

Quick looks at hot practice areas, a possible cost-saving trend in casebook usage, and maximizing the benefit of study groups. Looking for a great practice area? You're getting warmer. Each year, many in the legal profession eagerly await a legal profession trend report from Bob Denney of Robert Denney Associates. If you're