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Why I Don’t Want A Partnership: The Millennial Change in Law Firm Career Aspirations

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Rachel Howard* Making partner – especially making partner in a Big Law outfit – is the holy grail for many who enter the hallowed halls of such places. Or is it? An increasing number of lawyers appear to be rejecting the ambitious route towards wealth, prestige and power, in favor of other things – like …

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Being a Mom And an Attorney: How To Meet The Challenge To Be A Successful Working Mom Lawyer

  Barbara Bowden* –  Only about a third of all attorneys are female— and that number is hard-won, as in this typically male-dominated world, women have worked hard to carve their niche. A bit of history regarding women in the law profession: In 1868, Mary E. Magoon opened her own law office in Iowa, although …

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The Personal Payoff For a Young Kiwi Lawyer Passing the ‘Tortuous’ California Bar Exam

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Clerking for a Supreme Court Justice to working on Death Row are career extremes even for a young lawyer just embarking on his legal career, but the California Bar is “pure torture” but for this young lawyer there was also a personal payoff too. But for kiwi lawyer Andrew Row one of the seminal moments …

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The Barrister Who Beat “Blowtorch Competition” And Pressure

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The pressure for lawyers to succeed – or anyone to succeed for that matter – is increasing and also increasing at as younger age.  But one Sydney barrister has ‘come clean’ over her secrets of failure and the fears that came with it. The Sydney Morning Herald carried an article about Sharna Clemmett, 38, a …

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“Why I Quit Law To Become a Porn Star”

When judging whether a law job is the job you really want, you’ll doubtless gauge the various options: teaching, banking, business – but what of pornography, for instance? Which is precisely what English law student Ella Hughes decided after making waves online, so to speak, with her pornographic acting. Her first video achieved over 4 …

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Innovation Will Not Reduce Law Jobs, Says Dentons Boss

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The head of the largest law firm in the world, Dentons, believes that new technology will not lead to widespread job losses in the legal profession as many have feared and anticipated. The Times report that Joseph Andrews, heading a firm that is the largest in the world by the  number of lawyers it employs, …

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What Advice Top Lawyers Like Amal Clooney Give First Year Law Students

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Law School ‘newbies’ are faced with a range of issues and downright fears when it comes to determining whether they have made the right choice about going to law school in the first place, let alone graduating and embarking on a whole new career and life. But fortunately Renwei Chung, AbovetheLaw’s ‘Diversity Columnist’ made a …

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5 Key Things To Consider When Choosing The Right Law Firm to Work For

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Choosing the ‘right’ law firm to work for is something of an art.  When recently admitted law partner Katrina Hammon   was made partner at New Zealand’s Duncan Cotterill she recognised two key factors:  passion for her work and the leadership of her firm. the Posting a picture of herself on LinkedIn, she said …

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