This spreadsheet will help you estimate here you are now versus your billable goal for the year — and show you how many hours you need to bill each day to hit your goal.
Affordable, Easy Office Decor Ideas
What are your favorite easy office decor ideas? What would you recommend to summer associates and interns?
Do You Still Apply When You Don’t Meet the Job Requirements?
Here’s a question, ladies: do you apply for a job if you don’t meet the listed job requirements?
Your Job, Your Career, or You: When to Quit Your Career
When should you quit your career? How do you know when you’ve chosen the wrong one? How long should you give yourself before you quit — and how many jobs should you try in that career?
Can You Reply to Faxes with Emails? A Young Lawyer Wonders…
If opposing counsel likes to send you correspondence by fax, is it rude to reply by email? A young woman lawyer wondered.
How to Organize Your Office
Let’s talk about a subject near and dear to our hearts, ladies: how do you organize your office and your work (or otherwise get things done)? We’ve talked about cute office supplies, the best notebooks, planners, and office padfolios — as well as how to keep notes to CYA — but we haven’t talked about … Read More about How to Organize Your Office
What to Wear When You’re Out of Town & Working Late
Reader H is gearing up for trial out of town, and wondering what to wear when she’s working late in the war room…
How to Manage Your Time
How do you manage your time, either to meet billable minimums, stay motivated and productive, or to fit everything into your life? (Do check out this cool billable hour spreadsheet tool.) February is time management month — and we haven’t talked about how best to manage your time in a while. Here’s Reader T’s question on … Read More about How to Manage Your Time
How to Pay Off Big Student Loans (and Other Big Debts)
How do you pay off big student loans? Can you manage your debt when you’re facing huge numbers, such as six figures? We’ve talked about when to save versus when to pay down debt before, but a number of readers have asked for a post on Really Big Debt, so let’s discuss (particularly since the … Read More about How to Pay Off Big Student Loans (and Other Big Debts)
Staying Polished at the Metal Detectors: Tips for Women Lawyers at the Courthouse
A number of readers had problems getting through courthouse metal detectors, so we shared our best tips for women lawyers at the courthouse metal detectors.
How Your Career Affects Your Happiness (or: Are There Any Happy Lawyers?)
Reader C wonders who the happy lawyers are… but I think this leads us to a bigger question that will hopefully make for an interesting discussion: how do you view your career in your general quest for happiness? Hi Kat, I have a question for you and your incredible readers. I am an undergrad applying … Read More about How Your Career Affects Your Happiness (or: Are There Any Happy Lawyers?)
Looking Great The Day After the All-Nighter
Update: We’ve still stand by this advice on looking great the day after the all-nighter, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of the best makeup products to fake a good night’s sleep.We’ve all been there — stuff needs to get done, and stuff needs to get done now. In the high-stress job, the all-nighter … Read More about Looking Great The Day After the All-Nighter