Should you send a thank-you letter by e-mail or by snail mail — and on letterhead or stationery? Reader K wonders… I am a rising 2L and am starting to prepare for the upcoming interview season. I’ve always been told to write “Thank Yous” after an interview. I haven’t had stationary since high school and … Read More about Personal Stationery and Thank You Letters
Reader A has a question about what to pack for a workout before, during, or after work hours: I am an attorney in Chicago. I absolutely LOVE your site and I was wondering if you could do an article about gym bags. Specifically, essentials to have in your gym bag so you don’t have to … Read More about Packing a Gym Bag for the Office
I’ve moved far too many times, particularly in my early 20s when I was interning a lot. (My record is 8 different addresses between April 1997 and April 1999, not even counting 2-week “pitstops” at my parents’ house to unpack everything I needed while interning and repack everything I needed for college.) Things have settled … Read More about The Type A Guide to Moving (Our Best Moving Tips!)
2016 Update: We still stand by these tips on delegating to your assistant — but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on how to delegate! Reader E wonders what you can and should ask your assistant or secretary to do — and what is off limits. Great question! I have been … Read More about Delegating: Using Your Assistant Well
20210 Update: We still stand by these SAHM career tips, particularly for lawyers turned stay-at-home moms — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent stories on stay-at-home parents, including what you need to know about strategic volunteering, and what to consider when you’re thinking about not returning to work … Read More about Staying in the Game: Tips for Stay at Home Moms
2016 Update: We still stand by this advice below about fitting a social calendar into a busy life, but do check out our latest discussion about ways to make time for friends when you work a lot. I don’t think we’ve talked about this yet, and I’m curious what readers say. Your job is important, … Read More about Fitting a Social Calendar Into a Busy Life
We’ve talked about budgets before, but we haven’t really discussed how to live within your means, which is a bit of a different subject. So let’s discuss. (Pictured: Burberry Medium Nova Pop Dégradé Wallet, available at Burberry for $275.) I think living within your means is a bit like packing a suitcase: you have to … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: How to Live Within Your Means
A reader wondered: what are our (and the readers’) best time management tips for women lawyers?
This started out as a post about how to pay off debt, and I realized as writing it that the huge question is thus: When should you pay off debt? So let’s talk about it. As I’ve mentioned before, I generally led a charmed life (as far as debt is concerned) in my 20s — … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: When to Save, When to Pay Down Debt
Readers got into this discussion a bit in the comments to Monday’s resolution post, but I thought I’d continue the discussion here, because I think it’s a worthwhile one. So let’s talk about setting and sticking to a budget… First, I would say that not everyone needs a budget. Your goal should be to spend … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Setting (and Sticking to) a Budget
Kat shares the habit chart that helped her get in shape in law school!
2016 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to look stylish with an ID badge, but you may also want to check out our advice on how to look professional but still be prepared for workplace emergencies. Ever wondered how to look stylish while carrying your ID badge and Blackberry? Today’s reader wonders … Read More about How to Carry a Blackberry and Wear an ID Badge — with Style