The bimodal salary distribution system is a fact of the legal salary landscape and will have an impact on you as a law student or as a practicing lawyer.
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Leverage is the single most powerful tool you have. To maximize our income, we need to make sure our energy and effort is focused on the 20% of actions that deliver 80% of the results. The rest is noise slowing you down and should be eliminated.Read More
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Sometimes life is too busy and you don’t want to do it all yourself. Over the years, many people have asked me to connect them with the “good guys” in the financial services industry. Below are people and companies that I’ve personally vetted (often meeting them in person). Know that they are paid advertisers on the site but that I routinely recommend them to friends and colleagues and would do so even if they weren’t advertisers.
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Many readers have already used Student Loan Planner to help them figure out the optimal repayment strategy for their student loans.
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Latest posts in Earnings
Another recap of the what happened here at the Biglaw Investor last year.
Don’t knock internships, either paid or unpaid. These types of jobs can give you a birds-eye view into your future career, and you might not always like what you see.
This may seem obvious, but lawyers can tend to look for “get rich quick” schemes as the way to truly build wealth. The best way to get rich is slowly, over time.
Thank you all for being a part of the Biglaw Investor Blog! The past year has been one of growth and change so thanks for being along for the ride! Onward to 2018.
The recent economic recession had a lot of lawyers questioning job potential and security. These are my thoughts on why the profession is more stable than most.
It’s always a good idea to stay up-to-date on all the new and changing ideas in law but finding where to start can be overwhelming. Here are some good resources to start with.
Check out this guest blog post from a reader who advocates for blazing your own trail by opening a solo practice.
This line of thinking can be detrimental and drag down your self-esteem. Here are some ways to get beyond those negative thoughts and boost your confidence.