I remember as if it were yesterday traveling to Chicago for my first ABA conference. I was nervous, not knowing what to expect. However, I was keenly aware of the ABA’s reputation as the voice of the legal profession so I assumed I would have a great experience.
Every other month, TYL, the flagship magazine for the ABA Young Lawyers Division, publishes In Focus, a topical collection of articles to help new lawyers navigate and better understand a wide variety of substantive and career-development aspects of the practice of law. This issue centers on the complex practice area of real estate law.
For some, the bar exam is now a recent, trauma-filled memory, for others, it is just around the corner, and for some still, it’s a mythological beast to be slayed after 3L year. While an important and necessary step for a law student’s transition from law student to lawyer, there is another necessary component to consider: networking.
To help you get ready to start your BigLaw internship, young lawyers are sharing their advice on how to make the most out of your summer associate experience and land the job offer after the "three-month interview" in this 30 Tips in 30 Minutes video from the ABA Young Lawyers
Now, I look at the term “network” differently now than I did when I entered law school. I may have tended to think of a network as more of a rolodex (linked image for those younger than me!) of business cards and faceless names at one point, but I realized that it is a network of friends, a group with shared experiences and fun memories, with whom I rolled up my sleeves and worked over the years.
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
Attorney John Hardin “Jack” Young was on the team of lawyers for the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 Florida election recount and the Bush v. Gore case, and is portrayed in the HBO film “Recount.” In this Career Choice Series webinar, Young discussed current election issues in our
The influx of millennials alongside the departure of baby boomers has been shaping the general workforce for years, but this generational shift is just beginning to affect legal departments. How are in-house teams dealing with these changes, and what can millennials to do make the most of them? These were among
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?
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
In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Fabiani Duarte chats with guest Bryan Rogers about the Young Lawyers Division and the Emerging Leaders Program.
Before the Blog gets a lot of news on events, openings, and competitions. We'll be keeping you up to date with some of them in occasional roundups. Here is our first installment of Windows of Opportunity.
After spending three to four years as a law student and a member of the Law Student Division, membership with the ABA doesn’t have to stop. The next few years can be spent as an active member of the ABA Young Lawyers Division (YLD). With more than 150,000 members and