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How to Make Partner in Biglaw

Key Terms “Making partner” is a huge milestone and the biggest promotion for a Biglaw career. To make partner, you’ll need to excel at the job, have interpersonal soft skills, and communicate your profitability to the firm. The average age to make partner is in your mid to late-thirties, but age or experience is not

Lawyer Stress: It’s Not Just You; How to Beat It

Key Terms Legal work, and Biglaw in particular, has unique ways to cause stress that can affect your career and personal life. Stress can adversely affect your body and mind and create feedback loops that cause more harm if unattended to. There are various ways that lawyers can manage or mitigate stress arising out of

Quit Biglaw: Develop a Plan to Exit

Key Terms It is natural for lawyers to quit Biglaw–the expectation is that most people will leave within a few years. Biglaw opens up plenty of exit options, alternative careers; and opportunities to lateral to another firm. You should think about an exit strategy even if you don’t plan to quit in the immediate future.

Cold Offers: What They’re Like and How to Avoid Them

Key Terms Biglaw summer associates can usually expect to get a full-time return offer barring exceptional circumstances or national financial collapse. While rare, “cold offers” are sometimes used by law firms to artificially boost return offer rates and keep it close to 100%. Summer associates who receive cold offers are, in reality, not invited back

Biglaw Burnout: What You Need to Know

Key Terms It is natural for lawyers to quit Biglaw–the expectation is that most people will leave within a few years. Biglaw opens up plenty of exit options, alternative careers; and opportunities to lateral to another firm. You should think about an exit strategy even if you don’t plan to quit in the immediate future.

Student Loan Forgiveness After 20 Years

If you graduated law school many years ago and are still making student loan payments, it’s time to look for loan forgiveness options. There are federal programs that can wipe away the balance after 10, 20, or 25 years.

How to Get Home Internet for $50 or Less

The vast majority of lawyers don’t need a deluxe home internet plan. Instead, they should prioritize reliability and low cost. Here’s how to get a find a plan that fits within Biglaw Investor’s suggested monthly budget.

How to Buy a Million-Dollar Life Insurance Policy

Buying a million dollars in life insurance coverage makes sense for a lot of lawyers. Here’s how to know how much coverage you and your family might need and a guide to the steps to take to get it.

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