A common pitfall I see among new-calls is taking a passive approach to their careers. They finish articles or an LPP placement, and they start looking for a prospective employer to take them in.

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My last article generated questions, like the above, about learning to say “no” as a way to set boundaries at work. One technique that has surprisingly done well with my clients has to do with modesty.

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There used to be a time when I would have to explain the work that I did as a coach to lawyers. This was the educational phase of my business.

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I remember my first day of practice. I got up early and made myself a hearty breakfast. My suit had already been pressed from the night before.

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The students coming through law school nowadays are highly accomplished. They work abroad, start charities, develop apps. They are big thinkers, innovators.

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This is the time of year when articling students go into panic mode. I understand what it’s like. Very few don’t want to be hired back. I wasn’t hired back myself.

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Law school doesn’t require you to know what kind of law you want to practice before enrolling. For many who go to law school, the opportunity to study various fields of law and then select a focus is the ideal route.

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As I was preparing to write this month’s post, I had already honed in on the topic of resilience, but what I didn’t expect was to stumble upon the following quote as I was listening to Highway 61

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As 2016 comes to a close, I am goal-planning for 2017. The one area that I’ll be focusing on is service design.

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If you’ve taken my free assessment on how to figure out if a change of work environment or practice area is what you need, then you might be ready to conduct a confidential job search.

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