These are tough times. And young lawyers are receiving lots of advice on how to cope. Many are telling these fledgling lawyers to perfect their trade — become the best lawyers they can be, dress professionally and get out there, network and bring in business. Good advice for these new lawyers. In fact, it is good advice for all lawyers.

I’m sure it all makes sense and even sounds easy. And, for many of you, you’ve heard it all before. Yet, for many lawyers it’s just not happening, and their careers are floundering.