Advice & Opinion

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

What to Do When Life's Not Fair: Professional Edition

By Julie Q. Brush |

It’s true: Life is not fair. And the more I thought about it, the more I wondered—Is there anything we can actually do about that? Is this truism used as a cliché to pacify and accept our various plights or to motivate some kind of action? I concluded that ultimately...the choice is ours.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

Looking for a Flexible Schedule? Here Are Some Ways to Do It

By Julie Brush |

Technology has enabled greater connectivity, dependability and productivity, which bode well for the alternatively scheduled lawyer. But finding these type of work dynamics can still prove challenging.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

Issues for Associates to Consider When Changing Firms

By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens |

While there are perhaps fewer issues and potential ethical complications when an associate changes firms (as compared to partners), there are still some restrictions that may apply. And while attorneys in large firms may have a template governing their departure since such firms routinely have attorneys join and leave, a move to or from a smaller firm may look very different.

Frank D'Amore

Supercharge Your Career With the Power of Belief

By Frank Michael D'amore |

The power of belief and its thesis that you can accomplish virtually anything you put your mind to, is pooh-poohed by some as New Age nonsense. The critics assail the concept as happy talk that is unproven and certainly has no place in professions such as law.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

Facing a Career Log Jam, Should You Leave a Job You Love?

By Julie Brush |

I love my job, but my boss just announced there would be no promotions in the legal department for the foreseeable future.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

What to Do About an Embarrassing Blip on Your Salary History

By Julie Brush |

Transitioning to a lower paying full-time position with health benefits to cover an important surgery is the right decision. And the reality is that employers are far less worried about candidates with low salaries than they are with high salaries.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

Job Hopping to Pay Off Loans Not Necessarily Bad for Your Career

By Julie Brush |

If you were unable to secure a permanent position out of law school, you've had to make some hard choices in order to honor loan obligations. I commend you for "making it work" in this legal market. But lemonade can be made from these lemons if you are strategic.

32 Marketing Activities Rainmakers Did This Month

By Stacy West Clark |

If ever there was a business development cheat sheet, this is it!

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

Quick Departure Isn't Ideal, But It's Also Not a Career Death Sentence

By Julie Q. Brush |

An associate's first job is instrumental in shaping his or her work product, legal approach, attitude, professional relationships and overall experience in the profession. But if it's not the positive experience you'd hoped for, the best strategy is to plot your next move and find the nearest exit.

Four Unexpected Career Hacks From Big Law's Top Performers

By Caren Ulrich Stacy and Lisa Kirby |

In the legal profession, the rules of the game for achieving success are often unwritten. The top performers—those who manage to do work that they love and attain status as leaders in their field—have hacked their way to the peak without a map.