It is your first day as a new associate. You walk into the office nervous but feel that you are somewhat prepared. You sit down at your desk and open your computer. You have a sense of what an attorney does behind the screen. You have worked with Westlaw, you
It is a time of unrest in the 3L universe. The LAW SCHOOL wars are nearly over. The fiendish phantom known as THE BAR EXAM is a few months away. While your secret plans might be to rebel against reality, we say it's time to strike back and build your
Law students and lawyers are encouraged to pursue federal clerkships; however, no one explains exactly what a job or career as a federal law clerk entails. Now, you can hear all about it from current law clerks in “A Day in the Life of a Federal Law Clerk,” a webinar in
Law students and lawyers are encouraged to pursue federal clerkships; however, no one explains exactly what a job or career as a federal law clerk entails.Expanding on our “Demystifying the Judicial Clerkship Application Process and Experience” program, our panel of federal law clerks and a federal judge will share their
There are bad examples in every profession, even in the law. This webinar will help you from becoming the next bad example."Steering Clear of Lawyer Discipline" addresses several pitfalls of the trends in today's legal field. Many recently licensed lawyers are going solo, practicing in small firm settings or are
No law student or lawyer sets out to become a disciplinary statistic. Sign up for our next webinar, "Steering Clear of Lawyer Discipline," on Thursday to learn how to stay out of trouble.In today’s challenging legal services marketplace, many recently licensed lawyers are going solo, practicing in small firm
Not only do lawyers serve as representatives of their clients, they serve as officers of the legal system and public citizens having special responsibility to the quality of justice. But how can lawyers go about being professionals while remaining civil with the person on the other side of the table?Learn
Learn what civility means and the consequences of bad behavior in this free webinar, "Civility is the Core of Your Successful Career," on Feb. 15.
How much student debt are you going to have after law school? The typical answer for a JD is "lots." Learn about the current landscape of paying for your education in "The World of Student Loan Debt: Understanding Options for You, Clients, and Employees." It's free to members of the
Rule 1.1 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (Competence) states that in order to maintain requisite skill and knowledge, lawyers should “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology…” Many states are adopting this language, which resulted
The ABA Legal Career Central returns on Friday, Oct. 7 at noon CDT for its next Career Choice Series webinar on Family Law. The panel of speakers will explore areas of family law including divorce, spousal support, child custody and visitation, division of marital property, prenuptials, and Assisted
The Law Student Division is partnering with the Center for Professional Responsibility and the Young Lawyers Division for a series of four webinars that focus on ethics and the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct. You can register for all four right now:Oct. 11:
Are you sold on a career in real estate? Hear how to become a successful commercial real estate attorney. Our speakers will share their path into commercial real estate transactions, financing, leasing, acquisitions, and distressed real estate. They'll provide invaluable insight into what skills you'll need to break into this area,
Professor Andrew McClurg, author of the popular law school prep book, "1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School," seeks to inspire new students to “Be Excited!” about their new adventure and get them on the right track from
Career success is dependent on the relationships you have with others. Want to know how to build professional relationships that may lead to job of your dreams or to new legal business?
The third webinar in our series, "Demystifying Federal Clerkships," aired yesterday. And if you missed it live – or just want to go back and make more notes on the discussion – here's the recording.
What do you want to learn? How to get a clerkship? We can do that. How to build relationships? That's covered too. Closing that resume gap? Consider it done. And you can do learn all of that from your classroom or favorite coffee shop next week.First up on Tuesday, April
A quick roundup of upcoming events going on across the country:• The Law Student Division is co-sponsoring the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries International Legal Symposium at the University of Miami on April 7 and April 8. The event includes a law student career counseling and mentoring breakfast and
It's the time of year in the Law Student Division when our 15 circuits hold their meetings. And leading up to them, Fabiani Duarte, division chair, updated the circuits on law student member benefits and advocacy issues – the Uniform Bar Exam, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and paid credit
What are the two most important steps in getting a clerkship? Knowing your audience and proofreading your materials. Seriously, proofread.
Earlier today, the Law Student Division and the ABA National Conference of Federal Trial Judges held its second webinar in a series on judicial clerkships. This installment was titled “Demystifying Federal Clerkships Part II: Specialty Courts.”These are opportunities beyond the U.S. District Courts
Getting to a better place financially is a common New Year's resolution. So the ABA Young Lawyers Division is going to get your 2016 off to a good start on that front with a webinar later this month."Best Practices for Paying Down Your Law School Debt" takes place
Last month, the Law Student Division and the ABA National Conference of Federal Trial Judges joined to present the “Demystifying the Judicial Clerkship Application Process and Experience” webinar. In January, we'll continue answering questions with a second webinar about specialty courts.These are opportunities beyond the U.S. District
Studying for the bar exam is a marathon, not a sprint. You need to get into condition to achieve your best performance. Check out these tips from BARBRI President Mike Sims and new lawyers who successfully prepared for and passed their bar exams.This webinar is brought to you by ABA’s
If you've got an hour — or three — today, you could learn quite a lot. And you've got three ways to do it.The #Fit2Practice ChatThe ABA Young Lawyers Division is hosting its latest Twitter chat, #Fit2Practice, at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Christie Miller of Eat, Train, Win will answer