Legal Practice

Where My Ladies At? Being Excluded from Networking Events

One of my fave work related blogs, ask a manager, recently had a post about a work situation that many of us may face. The men, often bosses, networking together in a way that excludes women. This happens a lot, especially in our field. The reason is rarely malicious, but rather some events are “standard”… Continue reading Where My Ladies At? Being Excluded from Networking Events

Law School

Networking Basics: The Importance of Follow Through

As the new school year starts there will be a lot of opportunities to network and meet members of the legal community. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to interact with so many new people–especially when you’re brand new and may not have a clear networking goal (other than “find a job”). But it’s vital that… Continue reading Networking Basics: The Importance of Follow Through

Law School · Legal Practice

Game On: Actions Steps to Take Now to Land a Full-Time Attorney Position

When I started law school I didn’t really know how I was going to get a job. I just assumed that closer to my graduation, I’d start applying for entry level positions. LOL. Of course, soon I learned about the importance of externships/clerkships and back then the “rule” was that where you summered your rising… Continue reading Game On: Actions Steps to Take Now to Land a Full-Time Attorney Position

Law School · Legal Practice

Finding Mentor: Using This Summer to Find the Mentor You Need

If you’re a current law student by now you should have settled in nicely at your summer gig. It can be easy to lose focus in the day to day of assignments and deadlines of what your big goal for the summer should be–securing a job (or a job lead for next summer/semester). While that… Continue reading Finding Mentor: Using This Summer to Find the Mentor You Need

Law School · Work Life Balance

Grow Your Circle: The Benefits of Being an Active Alumna

A common theme I hear from attorneys of color is the disconnect they feel from their law school. It’s a disconnect I have often felt.  While the school never feels purposefully unwelcoming, it’s always very obvious that this is a space that’s not necessarily for us. For most of us, it’s all about getting our… Continue reading Grow Your Circle: The Benefits of Being an Active Alumna

Law School · Legal Practice

The Vital First Steps to Take to Find Your Mentor

We’ve discussed before how awkward networking can be when you’re new to the profession. We’re told so often to “network!” during school, but it can be a foreign concept. Actually, to me it always felt icky that we’re going to these events to “make contacts,” which is often code for “what can this person do… Continue reading The Vital First Steps to Take to Find Your Mentor

Law School · Work Life Balance

I Get So Lonely: Battling Isolation and Loneliness as a New College Student

Can I tell you how hyped I was to start college? I was so excited! I had the full “traditional” American experience at a four-year university and absolutely loved it. Yet, I would see some students around me who hated it and I just didn’t get it. What’s not to love? There’s so much freedom… Continue reading I Get So Lonely: Battling Isolation and Loneliness as a New College Student