Section Newsletter Articles on Career Advice

The top 10 things they did not teach me in law school By Dennis A. Norden Family Law, October 2007 Upon starting the actual practice of our profession, nearly every attorney begins to realize how little he or she knows.
The second top 10 things they did not teach me in law school By Dennis A. Norden Business Advice and Financial Planning, May 2007 A list of 10 things the author has learned on the job.
Surviving (and thriving) as a young attorney By Amanda C. Jones Women and the Law, May 2007 According to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, in 2006, women comprised approximately 30 percent of the profession. In private practice, women accounted for approximately 47 percent of summer associates, 44 percent of associates, and only 17 percent of partners.
“Legalese” rhymes with “fees” By Paulette Gray Family Law, October 2006 The parties to a divorce reserved the issue of the division of personal property and a judgment of dissolution of marriage was entered.
My first year as the first associate By Peter R. Olson Young Lawyers Division, April 2004 As a 2002 law school graduate, I recently faced the dilemma presented to many young attorneys before me: where should I enter this diverse career spectrum otherwise known as the legal profession?
Marshall, Greaney, Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Sosman & Cordy By Matt Maloney General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 2004 What do these names mean? Is this the name of a boutique firm in Chicago or a large firm downstate? These names meant nothing to me until I read the opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts filed on November 18, 2003 in Goodridge, v Department of Public Health,
Keeping things simple By Michael H. Erde Business Advice and Financial Planning, February 2001 I just read an article in a business publication quoting a person who thought that Fannie Mae was a funny name for a mortgage company.
Top 10 tips for the new general practitioner By Michael A. Hall General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 1999 Those of us from general practice firms have a distinct advantage over our colleagues who concentrate in one or two areas of the law; namely, they need us more often than we need them