Monthly Archives: April 2011

Summer Associate: Learn From Your Mistakes


Before I get into this post I wanted to say that it’s a blessing to be alive. The disaster in Alabama and other Southern States this week is a reminder that tomorrow is not promised to any of us. Let … Continue reading

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Summer Associates: Create Great Work Product


Try your best to produce GREAT quality work product because if you want a permanent job offer, good enough isn’t going to cut it this summer.  I learned early as a summer associate that what I thought was great work … Continue reading

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Summer Associates: Cover Your A$$


While we’re on the subject of a$$es, let get this key to success out of the way.  Learn to Cover You’re A$$ (better known as “CYA”).  Be polite and tactful when you do it, but be sure to do it.  … Continue reading

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Summer Associates: Don’t Be An A$$


Let’s end this week with a simple straight forward key to success this summer.  Simply stated, don’t be an a$$ (let’s just say a jerk).  Say hi to everyone.  Be nice to everyone.  Speak to everyone.  I’ve never understood why … Continue reading

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Summer Associates: The Art of Receiving Assignments!


It may seem like receiving an assignment is a pretty simple and passive task.  For the most part, that’s actually true.  However, there are a few keys to making your life a lot easier down the road.

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Summer Associates: Be Enthusiastic (Or At Least Fake It)!


People like to be around fun and happy people.  I don’t know anyone who likes to work with a Debbie or Doug Downer.  So the more you portray yourself as happy, energetic and enthusiastic, the better your chances of getting … Continue reading

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Summer Associates: Dress for Success This Summer


I get it, it’s summer and you would rather be outside in a pair of shorts.  Instead, you are inside of a law firm office.  Fight the temptation to dress down in the office this summer.  No matter how much … Continue reading

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