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I’m an associate at a top law firm and a few partners are leaving to start their own firm. If I join them, will the lack of brand recognition hurt my career?
I’m a 3L with a BSEE and pre-law IP experience. I have a patent job lined up with a leading IP boutique, but I really want to be a commercial lawyer. How can I transition into such a role and what is the best timing?
Is it ok to look for a new job while I’m trying to get pregnant? My country (Canada) allows for a 1-year maternity leave and I might feel guilty if I started a new job and then went out on leave right away.
I am a commercial litigation associate and want to change my practice to IP litigation. Do I need a technical degree to do it?
I just left my in house job and started a solo practice while looking for another in house position. Should I create a brochure to highlight my background for potential clients and employers?
Is it important for me to have LinkedIn recommendations and endorsements on my profile?
I’m an in house lawyer (JD ’05) from a fourth tier law school. Should I get an online M.A. in Legal Studies from Harvard or Stanford to boost my marketability?
I’m a 7th year litigation associate and want to retool my practice so I can move in house. I’ve been offered a corporate position at another firm, but as a 3rd year. Do I take it or wait for a better offer?
I’m near the end of a job interview process and still don’t know the compensation range for the position. When and how should I ask without sounding greedy?
My manager has never managed before and refuses to delegate work so I have little to do except admin tasks. I’ve tried to discuss the issue, but he won’t listen. I’ve been with my employer for less than a year so what do I do? Stay or go?
I am an in house lawyer with no direct reports. How do I address this issue when interviewing for a job that requires management experience?
I’m a GC seeking to move to a non-GC role. What do I say in an interview to convince employers that (1) I really don’t want to be GC, (2) I won’t be bored; and (3) I won’t be a flight risk?
I’m a law firm lawyer and want to move in house as a c-suite executive on the business side. How do I make the transition? Do I need an MBA?
How much detail should I include to create the best LinkedIn profile?
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