What First-Year Lawyers Earn
A look at first-year salaries and the number of incoming associates at New York's 25 largest law firms.
Plus: 1st-Year Pay in Govt. & Non-Profits
Six Keys to Balancing Work & Life
Two young lawyers at Kaye Scholer share their secrets to working hard and having a life outside the office.
The Final Test: Character & Fitness
Even after you've graduated from law school and passed the bar exam, there's one more hurdle to clear before you're admitted to the bar. Here's what to expect.
Don't Tick Off the Administrative Staff!
If you want to succeed, you better learn how to get along with secretaries, paralegals and other members of your firm's administrative staff. A lesson in what not to do, from a former manager of associate development at Cadwalader.
How to Write Right
Just because you've graduated from law school doesn't mean you know how to draft a brief or a memo. A partner at Kornstein Veisz shows how to write like Cardozo.
Plus: Good v. Bad Legal Writing
Learning From Your Mentor
Mentoring programs are all the rage in large New York law firms. A law firm consultant tells how to get the most out of a mentor, even if your firm doesn't have a formal program.
Back to School With CLE
Attention recent law school graduates: Get ready to head back to class. Here's how young lawyers are fulfilling their continuing legal education requirements.