Your First Year as a Lawyer Revealed: Secrets, Opportunities, and Success!

Overview

Valuable Advice from Seasoned Lawyers

Decide on a career path, find a job, and start your career off right. Advice from recruiters, career counselors, and young lawyers helps you transition from school to your working years, Legal expert Ursula Furi-Perry gives you useful tips to succeed in your first year and beyond.

Take Charge and Plan Your Future

This book gives you the advice you need to excel. You'll ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $4.57   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$4.57
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(935)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
1593577257 BRAND NEW; Definitely Gift Quality! Fast Shipping; usually with Tracking. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. More Details: >>>... CONDITION: This book is absolutely brand ... new and can be given as a gift. ........ SHIPPING: We ship all orders either on the day you placed it or the next business day. And at our extra expense, we typically provide tracking (except we do not usually include tracking for inexpensive books). Please note: if you live in Hawaii or Alaska, Puerto Rico or Guam, please order priority if you need your order quickly because NON-expedited delivery to those far-away places can be very slow (that is the same for every seller; it is a postal issue). Within the lower 48 we are fast! ........ OUR SERVICE: As the thoroughness of this description suggests, we take customer service and your complete satisfaction seriously. We stand by our name and offer an iron-clad 100% satisfaction guarantee. We ship right away, respond quickly to inquiries, and treat our customers like we want to be treated: poli ... Read more Show Less

Ships from: Brattleboro, VT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.99
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(163)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 1593577257 Satisfaction guaranteed! !

Ships from: New Wilmington, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$6.95
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(660)

Condition: New
{NEW} Paperback.

Ships from: Luzerne, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Valuable Advice from Seasoned Lawyers

Decide on a career path, find a job, and start your career off right. Advice from recruiters, career counselors, and young lawyers helps you transition from school to your working years, Legal expert Ursula Furi-Perry gives you useful tips to succeed in your first year and beyond.

Take Charge and Plan Your Future

This book gives you the advice you need to excel. You'll find tips on choosing the size and type of company to work for, getting hired, relating to your new co-workers, obtaining meaningful assignments, achieving work-life balance, and much more.

Achieve Health and Balances as a Lawyer

There is life outside the office, and this guide helps you achieve it. Get advice on work-life balance, time and money management, and the efficient use of resources and technology.

Is This Book Right for You?

Are you a recent law school graduate? Considering a legal career or career change? Maybe you're found your first job already, or may be you're looking for help to narrow the focus of your job search. This book can help you face challenges and find opportunities with knowledge from pros.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593577254
  • Publisher: JIST Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Pages: 265
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xv

Part I Getting Your First Job 1

Chapter 1 Pinpointing Your Career Interests 3

What Are Some of the Choices You'll Have to Make When Starting Out as a Young Lawyer? 3

What Factors Should You Consider When Deciding on the Career Path That's Right for You? 7

Weighing Your Options: A Self-Assessment Worksheet for Law Students and Recent Law Grads 10

Designing a Career Plan 22

A Sample Career Plan 27

Summation 29

Homework 30

Chapter 2 Various Work Environments for New Lawyers 31

Where Do New Lawyers Work? 32

Large-Firm Life 32

Small Firms 36

Self-Employment 41

Government and Public Interest Work 53

Other Career Options 54

Where Can You Find Firsthand Accounts of What It's Like to Work in a Particular Area? 56

Choosing the Work Environment That's Best for You 58

Summation 64

Homework 65

Chapter 3 Finding Legal Employment 67

Where the Jobs Are 67

Successful Strategies for the Job Hunt 70

What If You Can't Find Employment? 76

Summation 77

Homework 78

Chapter 4 Tips for Crafting Your Resume and Other Written Materials 79

Resume Tips for Law Students and Recent Law Grads 79

Writing a Great Cover Letter 83

Polishing Your Writing Sample 85

Letters of Recommendation and References 87

Filling Out a Job Application and Related Documents 89

Summation 90

Homework 91

Chapter 5 Presenting Yourself to a Potential Employer 93

Meeting a Potential Employer 93

Presenting Yourself to a Potential Employer: Polishing Your Professional Image 95

Crafting Your "Career Sound Bites" 98

Presenting a Professional Image Online and Over E-mail 99

Summation 104

Homework 104

Chapter 6 Interviewing Tips 105

What Doesthe On-Campus Interview Process Entail? 105

What Questions Can You Expect During OCI? 106

What Are Some Questions that You Should Be Asking During Interviews? 107

What Are Interviewers Looking For in Candidates? 110

What Can You Expect During the Call-Back Interview? 111

What Can You Expect at an Interview with a Smaller Firm or Other Employer? 113

How Can You Project a Professional Image During the Interview? 114

Summation 115

Homework 116

Part II Making The Most of Your First Year 117

Chapter 7 Learning on the Job 119

What Makes the First Year Potentially the Most Difficult? 119

What Does "Training" Really Mean When You're a New Lawyer? 122

What Are Some Opportunities for Professional Development? 126

How Can You Find Great Mentors? 129

Questions to Ask YonrrMentors 134

Summation 137

Homework 137

Chapter 8 Getting Meaningful Assignments 139

Getting Assignments: How Does It Work? 139

Ways to Show Your Abilities 141

Getting Evaluated and Conducting Self-Evaluations 145

Summation 148

Homework 149

Chapter 9 Increasing Your Marketability and Building Your Client Base 151

What Must You Know About Making Yourself More Marketable? 151

Why Is It Essential for New Lawyers to Begin Building Their Books of Business as Soon as Possible? 154

Business Development Tips for Young Lawyers 156

Summation 159

Homework 159

Chapter 10 Increasing Your Productivity-and Your Billing 161

Common Productivity Pitfalls-and Ways to Avoid Them 161

A Productivity Checklist: Pinpointing Your Productivity Strengths and Weaknesses 164

Billing Tips for Young Lawyers 165

Summation 166

Homework 166

Chapter 11 Building Your Network 169

What Does Networking Mean? 169

Networking Tips for the New Lawyer 171

Tips for Approaching Lawyers and Legal Professionals (Even If You Don't Know Them) 175

Summation 178

Homework 178

Chapter 12 Organizing Your Work and Your Life, Managing Your Time, and Managing Your Money 181

Tips for Honing Your Organizational Skills 181

Time Management Tips for New Lawyers 185

Managing Your Money 188

Technology Resources 191

Summation 193

Homework 194

Chapter 13 Ethics, Professionalism, Workplace Etiquette, and Interacting with Others 197

An Ethics Primer for Young Lawyers 197

Tips for Avoiding Unprofessional Conduct 199

The Ten Commandments of Ethics and Professionalism for Young Lawyers 200

Paying Attention to Diversity 204

Etiquette Tips on the Job 206

Tips for Interacting with Clients 208

Tips for Interacting with Partners and Superiors 209

Interacting with Your Peers and Other Associates 211

Summation 212

Homework 213

Chapter 14 Maintaining Work-Life Balance, Preventing Burnout, and Managing Your Stress Level 215

Maintaining Work-Life Balance 215

Spotting the Signs of Burnout: A Self-Assessment Questionnaire 217

Performing Pro Bono Work 220

Managing Your Stress Level and Maintaining Your Sanity 221

Summation 226

Homework 226

Part III Thinking Ahead 227

Chapter 15 Making Them Want to Keep You 229

Summation 235

Homework 235

Chapter 16 Planning for Your Next Job 237

Onward and Upward to Your Second Job 237

Eight Proactive Steps Toward Changing Your Career Path 240

Summation 244

Homework 244

Chapter 17 Helpful Online Resources for Young Lawyers 245

Job Searching 245

Information About Legal Employers and Legal Careers 246

Practical Information About Getting Started in Law Practice 246

Continuing Legal Education and Professional Development 247

Networking and Professional Associations for Young Lawyers 247

Work-Life Balance and Maintaining Your Health and Sanity 248

Glossary 249

Index 255

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)