Tips for a Successful Transition from Law School to Law Practice

Miriam Albert writes a great piece on the ABA Business Law Today blog about making a smooth and successful transition from law school to practicing law. I definitely recommend reading the commentary for full insight, but here are the tips in a nutshell.

  1. Be a good listener
  2. Be an active participant in your career
  3. Understand the time value of money
  4. Understand the money value of time
  5. Don’t try to be the smartest person in every room
  6. Comport yourself in a professional manner
  7. Write more and write less
  8. Treat every e-mail as if it will be in the New York Times
  9. When you’re done, you’re done
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