Advice & Opinion

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

Are Lawyers With Foreign Law Degrees at a Disadvantage in the U.S. Market?

By Julie Brush |

U.S. trained lawyers still dominate the legal landscape and competition is fierce. But the environment is now a bit kinder for diverse profiles.

The 'Functioning' Alcoholic Lawyer: Where's the Harm?

By Patrick Krill |

It's a term we deploy in the face of nagging doubt.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

How to Get Off to a Good Start With Your New Boss

By Julie Brush |

When a new sheriff comes to town, it creates an air of mystery as well as anxiety among the town’s inhabitants. Who is this person? What kind of manager is this person? What is s/he like? Will I like my new boss? Will s/he like me? What will I need to do to succeed?

Becoming a Social Media Rock Star

By Spencer X. Smith |

Social media is the greatest mechanism ever invented to become known to a target market, and with just an hour a day, anyone can start receiving accolades from their fans, too.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

Should I Let My First-Choice Employer Know About Another Job Offer?

By Julie Brush |

I'm interviewing for two different jobs and just got an offer for my second choice. Should I just take the offer or tell the first-choice employer about it to expedite their process?

My Supervising Attorney Is a Problem Drinker

By Patrick Krill |

Addiction is often referred to as a "family disease" because of the negative and painful impact it has on everyone in the addicted person's orbit or, more appropriately, blast zone.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

How to Explain Your Resignation in an Interview

By Julie Brush |

I refused to report to a person who made me feel uncomfortable. As a result, I was put on a performance plan. I just resigned with a severance, but am totally devastated. How do I address the circumstances of my departure in an interview?

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Should I Apply for the Same Job As My Friend?

By Julie Q. Brush |

Career advisor Julie Q. Brush answers a reader's question on going for what seems like the perfect job opportunity—with one small hiccup.

Depressed business woman

Will My Law Career Always Feel This Toxic?

By Patrick Krill |

I'm a young associate who wanted to be a lawyer since childhood. ​ I went to "top" schools, earned "top" grades, and now work around the clock at a "top" law firm. The problem is I feel like it's changing me, and not in a good way.

Left to right, immigration lawyer Junaid Sulahry stands in the international arrivals hall of San Francisco International Airport with fellow attorney volunteers Julie Hiatt and Marianna, who declined to give her last name.

On the Bright Side, Lawyers Are Suddenly Popular

By Jenna Greene |

If there’s any silver lining to the first 11 days of the Trump administration, it’s this: lawyers are suddenly beloved—at least by the masses who oppose the president’s policies.