There’s plenty of advice out there on how to get a job, but once, you have the job, how do keep it and your sanity?
The Complete Lawyer’s most recent issue is dedicated to answering this question in the near and distant future. The issue delves into several subjects that might be of interest to 3Ls with offers and maybe even very forward-thinking 2Ls and 1Ls.
Several of the articles offer interesting approaches to success as an associate. For instance, Susan Cartier Liebel, of the Build a Solo Practice, LLC blog, contributes an article discussing strategies associates can learn from solo practitioners.
An article, titled Five Strategies to Set the Pace for Associate Success and written by a real life wealth manager, also appears in this issue, and it spoke to some issues raised by my experience this past summer. A few weeks ago I was talking with a few friends about the financial advice we got from older attorneys this summer. I was surprised by the range of advice I’d received, and my friends felt the same way. Some attorneys told us to enjoy our young lives and not worry about saving, others told us to save every penny. This article imparts some well-reasoned and practical strategies that are a lot more helpful than most of the advice my friends and I received.
For those looking way way down the road, there’s even an article about when its appropriate to ask your parents to relocate due to old age (including advice about what to do if they don’t want to).
There’s a lot of interesting stuff in this issue, and its not just the same old advice.