Published: Apr 09, 2009
RollOnFriday today published its list of the “best and worst law firm freebies” in the UK.
The importance of swag was spotlighted in Brian’s post from last year’s NALP conference (“Most law students have difficulty differentiating among firms and so a trinket, tchotchke or geegaw can have an outsized effect on perception.”). Maybe it follows that only those looking to climb up the ranks hand out iPod Nanos, while the No. 1 firm is secure enough in its reputation that it can distribute free pencils with a straight face.
Some of the other winners and losers in ROF’s battle of the baubles:bottle of champagne vs can of red bull
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In this final post of our emotional intelligence series, good news abounds. We’ve spent the last two posts driving home the importance of emotional intelligence and exploring all the various reasons why the legal industry doesn’t have enough of it, but today we bring a message of hope.
As a law student, you are well-versed in the law from many hours of academic study, hypothetical case scenarios and legal principles. But what else might you encounter when working in the legal industry that goes beyond your classroom teachings?
In BigLaw, with annual salaries for first-year associates at most firms over the $200,000 mark, with senior associates making more than $400,000 a year,[i] and with equity partners raking in millions of dollars annually,[ii] it’s no wonder that most people see a legal career as being lucrative—and why many harbor ill will toward attorneys for the money they make. But before the point can be made that lawyers are greedy scoundrels and that attorney fees are exorbitant, one must consider:
We’re under no illusions that this post is the first to address the question of what makes a “good” junior associate (given that a quick Google search will reveal numerous identical-sounding pieces). What makes this post different is the simplicity of our suggestions that can help you from Day One.
Greetings to all the aspiring entrepreneurs out there. Very recently we spoke about some common habits of the most successful entrepreneurs, and as promised, this time we’re going to tackle some of the biggest challenges new entrepreneurs face, along with effective strategies to overcome them.