Glenn Hendrix: 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 Glenn Hendrix, chairman of Arnall Golden Gregory in Atlanta. Glenn Hendrix Chairman...

Two Unbelievable Reasons Why Paralegal Resumes Get Tossed

Are You Guilty of This? By Chere B. Estrin Are you sending your paralegal resume out with little or no response? Are you thinking about seeking a new position but not sure whether your resume will meet the test? Let’s talk turkey. I hear over and over from paralegals telling me:  They don’t know why they are not getting interviewsThey have sent their resume out dozens of times with...

Caila A Coleman: 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Field

An Interview With Chere Estrin Have people to bounce ideas off of: those people can be other lawyers, but also make sure you are talking to people who are NOT lawyers as well. Talking through a case with others will help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your strategy. The feedback they give is helpful and sometimes better than the ideas you might have had. Talking to people who are...

“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...

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,...

Top Lawyers: Stacey A. Giulianti of the Florida Peninsula Insurance Company On The 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law

An Interview With Chere Estrin The legal field is known to be extremely competitive. Lawyers are often smart, ambitious, and highly educated. That being said, what does it take to stand out and become a “Top Lawyer” in your specific field of law? In this interview series called “5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law”, we are talking to top lawyers who...

Is It Time to Steal One of Those Surprising Job Titles?

HR Manager, attorney, paralegal, marketing manager, may describe your role but it sure ain’t fun. By Chere B. Estrin COVID-19 has led a lot of people to search for a brand new position. The problem is, those brand new positions may be sporting brand new titles and you haven’t a clue what to look for anymore. Let me give you an example: A couple of months ago, my client, one of the biggest...