Game changing positions: Are you ready to make an awesome career move?

by Chere Estrin In today's market, good candidates are severely hard to find. Attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, managers, marketing, IT, accounting - all legal professionals actually have the upper hand in this market.  I have never seen quite a market as this one. For the first time ever, employers are giving high hiring bonuses to paralegals and other legal professionals - previously...

Roger Royse: 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Field

An Interview with Chere Estrin Exposure. It does little good to be a Top Lawyer if nobody knows about it. This can happen organically because word of good legal work will get around and will beget more legal work. Whether it happens by accident or design, Top Lawyers are known.Roger Royce of Haynes and Boone The legal field is known to be extremely competitive. Lawyers are often smart,...

Top Lawyers: Sheila Murphy of Focus Forward Consulting On The 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law

An Interview With Chere Estrin Lawyers must be able to be strong advocates for themselves, as well as their clients. It will make a tremendous difference in your career if you advocate strongly for yourself when asking for development or business opportunities, as well as in self-evaluations and promotional memos. Remember, why would anyone trust your advocacy skills if you are not excellent at...

Are You Pretty Enough for Your Job?

Your Hidden Weapons By Chere B. Estrin Editor's Note: This article really struck a chord with many of our readers. We got a lot of great comments! We didn't like all of them, yet we are super happy people are sharing their thoughts. The title and main graphic hit a lot of reader's buttons - the intent was to show the insecurity that many of us feel as we age in a playful, very personal, self...

Top Lawyers: Randy Zelin of Cornell University Law School On The 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law

An Interview With Chere Estrin Be empathetic. Put yourself in the client’s shoes. Have you ever been a client? Wouldn’t you want your call returned; your matter attended to? Wouldn’t you want to understand what’s happening in advance of it happening? Wouldn’t you want to feel cared for and secure?Randy Zelin The legal field is known to be extremely competitive. Lawyers are often smart,...