Are You Playing A Good Game? How to Improve Your Career and Move to the Major Leagues

By Chere B. EstrinHave you ever participated professionally in a competitive sport? Are you familiar with the approaches in which professionals train for one? If you look deeply, you will see a strong resemblance in principal to sports and the legal professional field. The reality is, if we focus on the actual mechanics of what we do over a period of time, we can see that we receive results...

Norman Harris: 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Field

An Interview With Cher EstrinCharisma: It is equally important to have a compelling presence, which includes positive energy, an influential personality, and the ability to communicate effectively. As a lawyer, I have learned that effective presence is an equal companion to competence, character, compassion and courage. Presentation creates perception, and perception is reality.Norman...

Rick DeMedeiros: 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Field

An Interview With Chere Estrin Be amazingly responsive: This involves having the technology to be able to receive, identify and respond to calls, emails and, nowadays most importantly, text messages incredibly fast. So often, clients and referral partners comment on how quickly I respond to their questions or concerns. People aren’t used to this — especially from lawyers. These people will...

“Age discrimination is a problem. Botox isn’t the solution”

Chere Estrin's "Are You Pretty Enough for your Job" was Featured in an Article on Fortune Magazine 10/27/21 Issue "Age discrimination is a problem. Botox isn’t the solution" the article's author Emily Peck jumps right in ... "Even as companies struggle to hire amid labor shortages and the so-called Great Resignation, older workers are having trouble finding jobs. Particularly women. Sixty-nine...

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,...

Sheila Murphy: 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Field

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...

5 Tips for Making Recruiters Your Best Friend and Career Miracle Worker

  Recruiters can be your best ally in developing your career. It’s that time again. We struggle as to whether it’s time to change jobs, hang in there or be thankful we’re in the best firm in the world. Well, maybe the best. OK, the best so far. Working with a good recruiter can help make your career. Here’s the inside scoop: Recruiters, and I am talking about the staffing agency kind,...

How to Become a Virtual Legal Assistant

Is there a brand new career just waiting for you? What exactly is a Virtual Assistant or VA?  Simply put, a VA is someone who works remotely, online whether from their home or office. They are independent contractors or employees who work and use technology to deliver services. They provide administrative, technical, social media and creative services to clients. Virtual assistants specialize...