The Exit Interview Fallacy: Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts

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If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you already made the gravest error an educated person can possibly make in his or her lifetime, i.e. law school. Everything about that decision virtually guarantees a life of inescapable misery. It’s like walking into a Vegas casino with your life savings (most of it borrowed) and wagering it all at Casino …

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Consider Personal Microbranding to Set You Apart

C. Hank Peters Big Legal Brain, Columns, Lawyer 6 Comments

Adjusted for inflation, BigLaw associates are two dimes for a dozen. Sure, the hiring partners talk about “investing” in associates and “grooming” them for success, but the bottom line is this: you’re a cog in a global machine. Not as fungible as crude oil or wheat, but fungible nonetheless. So, what do you do to stick out from the rest? …

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Why BigLaw Associates Should Listen to Me

C. Hank Peters Big Legal Brain, Columns, Lawyer 8 Comments

At conferences throughout the year, I’m often pigeonholed by attendees, who look at my name and ask me this question: “Who the fuck are you?”  After I explain who I am and I buy a few rounds of drinks, people start talking to me. After a few more drinks, I tell them why my advice for solo attorneys should be …

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