Adding Value to the Firm – Are you in or Out?

by Nora Boghossian Sr. Researcher and Executive Assistant Estrin Legal Staffing  We often talk about how to get a job but why don’t we talk enough about keeping a job? “You are going to have to kick me out, because I’m not going anywhere.” I remember saying that to my boss one day. They knew my loyalty to the firm. I showed it by...

Emily Weber: How to Be a Top Lawyer in Your Field

By Chere Estrin What does it take to become a successful lawyer in your particular niche or practice area? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report, Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices. In this column, we zero in on their top tips. This week, we feature Emily Weber of Foley & Lardner LLP. Emily Weber Managing PartnerFoley & Lardner...

Amber Saunders: How to Be a Top Lawyer In Your Field

Interview by Chere Estrin What does it take to become a successful lawyer in your particular niche or practice area? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report, Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices. In this column, we zero in on their top tips. First up: Amber Saunders (@AmberCSanders). Amber Saunders PrincipalThe Saunders FirmAtlanta,...

Do you know if it is time to leave your job?

The Great Reluctance Crossover By Chere B. Estrin Warning! For God’s sake, don’t show this article to your employer! That being said, (as if I had to), there has been no greater time to take advantage of a healthy job market where candidates firmly hold the upper hand – and probably will for some time to come.  If you haven’t peaked out from your current position to view what’s...

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...

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...