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How can you Move Into a New Practice Area, and When Should you Do It?

7 December 2018

Getting a graduate job as a lawyer is a challenge in the first place. And if you’re fortunate enough to get a decent job, the chances are slim that it’s going to be exactly in the legal area that you’ve dreamt about since Intro to Law 101. There are two main reasons for this: Most…

Why is There a Bottleneck of Senior Associates?

22 November 2018

It’s frustrating being stuck in the limbo of non-promotion. You’ve put in the hours, the hard work, and the time at your firm, but it seems like there are simply too many other senior lawyers who have been there just as long, or longer, for you to have any hope of partnership in the near…

Does Size Really Matter… if you Want a Higher Salary?

8 November 2018

Conventional wisdom says that lawyers who want big salaries should strive to get to a large law firm as soon as possible. But is that really the right approach, and is it even based on the correct information? We’re going to run through a few factors to consider when it comes to legal salaries, and…

I Want to Take My Practice To Another Firm – How do I Find an Opportunity?

24 October 2018

If you had a budding legal practice that you wanted to take with you to a new firm, would you know where to look for willing new partners? Many senior associates and junior partners have a lingering feeling that they might be waiting a long time for that invitation to apply for partnership or claim…

4 good reasons to move jobs before Xmas…

18 October 2018

Given that the Melbourne Cup is just around the corner and Christmas decorations have been up in stores now for months, a lot of lawyers we speak to assume there’s no point in looking for a job until the new year. Well, it’s time to dispel that myth! Now is perhaps the best time for…

Problems, Politics and People in your Legal Career (and how to deal with them)

11 October 2018

On a nearly daily basis, we spend time with young lawyers who simply don’t like their jobs. As we talk with them, often this isn’t to do with their legal career as much as it is to do with their particular job. What we’ve found is not only that many of the negative experiences are…