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What is Your Archimedes’ Lever?

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.

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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.

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.

The Cravath System & Pedigree: Biglaw Talent Acquisition

The Cravath scale drives Biglaw salaries, and the Cravath System drives Biglaw hiring. The criteria that Cravath used nearly a century ago to find entry-level associates with the right “raw materials” are used in interviews for Biglaw firms and other elite institutions today. Here’s a guide to how the system works and how you can make it work for you.

What Is Biglaw and Is It Worth It?

What is Biglaw really like? We explain the workload, culture, and salary scale that define the careers in the most successful and largest law firms.

How to Survive a Biglaw Deferral

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world, and Biglaw hasn’t been spared. While most firms have managed to avoid mass layoffs, it’s time for the Class of 2020 and, most likely, the Class of 2021, to face the very real possibility that your fall Biglaw start date will be delayed.

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