This month, LawyerAvenue Press published Bruce Cameron’s Becoming a Rural Lawyer: A Personal Guide to Establishing a Rural Practice. Cameron, one of Minnesota’s top law bloggers (www.Rurallawyer.com), is a rural solo and a leading observer of practicing law in rural America. In this insightful guide — the newest and most informative on establishing a small [...]
LawyerAvenue Press is proud to announce the publication of our newest title: From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job: Winning Job Search Strategies for Entry-Level Attorneys, by Richard Hermann.
Published in January, it’s one of the fastest selling titles on the law school circuit, and this week the book received one of its [...]
LawyerAvenue Press is proud to announce the publication of Carolyn Elefant’s new, two-book set for the solo practitioner:
Solo by Choice 2011/2012:, How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be
Solo by Choice, The Companion Guide: 34 Questions That Could Transform Your Legal Career
Now in a 2nd edition, Solo by Choice 2011/2012 is widely [...]
Q: I failed my state bar exam. Will I be fired from the law firm where I work?
A: Failing the bar once, even more than once, is demoralizing and depressing. But it happens, and, yes, it happens to graduates of Ivy League and Tier One schools. Most BigLaw firms will hand out a ‘Get Out [...]
Q: Are law firms making hiring decisions now based on more than traditional interviews and GPA?
A. Yes. At least one BigLaw firm (McKenna, Long and Aldridge) has gone “corporate” to make sure they make the right hiring decisions. Soon after the recession hit in 2007, the firm’s hiring committee identified the factors and characteristic of [...]
SEATTLE, Nov. 8 – Twenty percent of America’s lawyers practice in towns smaller than 50,000 population, but with the legal job market still in free-fall more lawyers than ever before are actively considering opening a small town or rural practice.
In the absence of any current resources, LawyerAvenue Press, publisher of Solo By Choice, signed Bruce [...]
California trial attorney Martin Grayson, author of The View From the First Chair: What Every Trial Lawyer Really Needs to Know, is the subject of a future profile in Student Lawyer magazine. It’s a wide-ranging interview, but one section caught our attention as it applies to students who see a future for themselves in court. [...]
What do you say to a recent law school graduate?
“A double-shot latte to go, please.”
Cruel but often true.
From New York to LA, the downturn of the past two years has hit the legal profession with unprecedented severity … and it’s certainly not limited to new grads. Tens of thousands of lawyers and staff [...]
By Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D.
Law Career Consultant
An extremely bright and accomplished woman attorney explained to me why it was impossible for her to do anything but practice law at this point in her life. Having worked in both government and private settings, she was certain she had a clear idea of what her chosen profession entailed, [...]
By Martin Grayson
author, The View From the First Chair
Practice law long enough (say, more than a month), and you will end up in deposition with one or more loud, obnoxious, rude, rule-trampling, witness-coaching, usually foul-mouthed opposing counsel. This lawyer’s idea of defending a deposition—even when the deponent is not his witness—is to object to every [...]