Advice & Opinion

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.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

Does Complaining Hurt or Help Your Career?

By Julie Q. Brush |

You may have a knee-jerk opinion when it comes to answering this question. But is there something of value we can take from complaining? Can it ever be good for a career?

For Junior Associates, Going In-House Is Risky

By Keith Fall and Taylor Miller |

While a move in-house at this stage might be tempting, it could close as many career doors as it opens

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Rising to the Challenge: Junior Attorneys in the Courtroom

By Michael Rader |

Michael Rader writes: Creating opportunities for young lawyers to take an active role in today's trials is not just a way of preparing the legal profession for the future. It is also an important strategy for serving clients in the present. Young lawyers often work more closely than senior lawyers with the witnesses who will testify and invariably bring an outstanding level of preparation in their eagerness for trial experience. Moreover, advocacy by young lawyers can be refreshing—and most importantly, persuasive—to judges and juries.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

No Reason to Wait on Job Search

By Julie Q. Brush |

You may panic if you're told your job is being eliminated in several months, but stay calm and kick your search into gear. You have some breathing room, don't waste it.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

Addressing Large Employment Gaps on Your Resume

By Julie Brush |

Taking time off from practicing law or choosing an alternative role is no longer a career death wish. But when it's time to come back, you should address the gap from the outset so that employers don't have the chance to make assumptions.