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Learning the Ropes in an Unfamiliar Practice Area
By Samantha J. Foss
January 21, 2014
More and more young attorneys find themselves interviewing for positions involving practice areas in which they have little to no experience. Have you found yourself applying for jobs calling for two to four years’ experience in a specific field when you do not have the exact experience? Read More

Bridging the Generation Gap in the Legal Workplace
By Melissa Green
January 21, 2014
Last July, 1,637 applicants passed the Pennsylvania bar exam. Of that number, the vast majority were first-time applicants and are now newly admitted to the Pennsylvania bar. In 2014, a newly admitted attorney who followed the traditional path through college and law school was born in 1988 and is 26 years old; he or she is a member of the “millennial” generation. Read More

Ten Business Development TIps for Millennials
By Alex B. Norman
January 21, 2014
Business development can be a daunting notion for trained lawyers. Law school teaches you how to be a lawyer, not a business generator. In this increasingly competitive legal market, business generation is one of the most important aspects of a successful legal career. Read More

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss When it Comes to Social Media
By Gregory D. Hanscom and Christina Michael
January 21, 2014
The use of social media has exploded over the past five years. A large number of lawyers have jumped on the proverbial social media bandwagon and are using these websites both as highly effective marketing tools and as a way to stay connected with friends, family, colleagues and others. The use of social media among young lawyers is particularly prevalent, because many of us have been active participants on these websites since their infancy–starting from the days when you needed a “.edu” email address to register for Facebook. Read More

Serenity Now: A Young Lawyer’s Survival Guide
By Christina Herrmann
January 21, 2014
This is not the usual work-life balance article we’ve all seen a hundred times. Frankly, while those articles can be beneficial for some, I personally cannot always relate. I am not married and I do not have kids. What I’ve come to realize in reading these work-life balance articles is that I, for one, do not necessarily need balance in my life so much as I need serenity. By that I mean keeping my sanity in a productive and hectic career. And so, this article came about. Read More

Lessons Learned From an Associate’s First Year
By Sarah A. Filippi
January 21, 2014
My first year as an associate attorney went faster than I ever could have imagined. I worked toward being a skilled attorney, and I have learned how to effectively interact with other professionals, how to manage my time so that my fiancé, family and friends don’t forget who I am, and how to accept constructive criticism without bursting into tears. Read More