These are all of our best tips on how to keep track of billable hours!
Here’s an odd post that I don’t think we’ve ever done: financial advice for women lawyers starting in BigLaw or other big corporate gigs with lots of money. Starting salaries for lawyers can be as high as $180,000 these days, so it can definitely be a great first salary! It’s a good idea to be … Read More about Financial Tips for Women Lawyers Just Starting in BigLaw (Or Other Very High Paying Gigs)
When should you tell your clients you’re pregnant or otherwise announce your pregnancy to your clients? Reader C announced her pregnancy at work — but she’s now wondering as a lawyer when she should tell her clients. Here’s the question: I’m currently pregnant and an attorney , and am looking for some advice on when to … Read More about When to Announce Your Pregnancy to Your Clients
Can you wear “interesting” suits to court — colorful, patterned, fanciful, haute? (You know, kind of like in our weekly Suit of the Week feature?) Reader E asks — specifically wondering about this teal LK Bennett suit that Kate Middleton is wearing here and here — and I think it’s a great question for all the women lawyers: … Read More about Can You Wear Interesting Suits to Court?
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? Reader F has SUCH a great question about this: Question for you: how do you know if you hate … Read More about Your Job, Your Career, or You: When to Quit Your Career
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
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?)
Throwing on a suit in the morning is one thing — but how do you wear a blazer with a non-suit outfit? What is the perfect black blazer to keep at the office? What are the best tips for how to wear a blazer with something other than a suit? Reader B wonders this question, … Read More about How to Wear a Blazer With Something Other Than a Suit
March 2018 Update: We just updated our Guide to Suits! Our new “Guide to Women’s Suits” is now up! What are the best tips you have for basic women’s suiting? What brands are your favorite? What is your ideal interview attire — or what would you recommend as the ideal courtroom attire for women lawyers? … Read More about Introducing: The Corporette Guide to Women’s Suits
2021Update: We still stand by the advice in this older post on what to wear for a month in court, but you may also be interested in our recent discussion on whether women lawyers can wear interesting suits to court, or our general advice on courtroom attire for women lawyers! Today’s reader mail comes from a reader who … Read More about What to Wear for a Month in Court