Why Buying Experiences Makes People Happier Than Buying Things

by admin 30. October 2014 05:55
When it comes to watching our spending how do we decide where to cut back? Harvard Psychologist Dan Gilbert explains how cutting back on material purchases and spending more on experiences may be the best for our overall happiness. We learn how our identity can be influenced by our spending! Read more.

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I Know I'm Fresh Meat, But I'm ACTUALLY an Associate!

by admin 17. October 2014 13:59
Dear Jane, I just started working at a big law firm after having been in the firm’s summer program. Within my first three months at the firm, I have been mistaken for a secretary twice. Sincerely, Feeling Like I'm In The Wrong Place Dear Feeling Like I'm In The Wrong Place, I truly do not mean to indicate that the presumption made about your status is acceptable, but let’s focus on what you can do, as that is the only part of the scenario which you control. What was your response? You have the ability to make sure that the person making the presumption will not do so again... [More]

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10 Positive Habits That Can Change Your Life

by admin 17. October 2014 08:56
It's important that we aren't banking all of our happiness in one place. We all need a variety of ways to get us to our inner bliss, and let's face it, sometimes that can seem like quite the challenge. Read on to see how just a few small changes to your mindset and weekly or even monthly routine can work wonders for your happiness and efficiency. [More]

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Help! My Admin is a Nightmare!

by admin 17. October 2014 07:48
Dear Jane, I am a more junior associate with a crushing workload. My admin is openly disrespectful to me and prioritizes my work last. Sincerely, I Don't Have Time For This Dear I Don't Have Time For This, Relationships require two people. First, examine your behavior and look for ways in which you may be contributing to the ineffective relationship you currently have with your admin. Be honest with yourself! Then arrange a time to sit down and have a discussion with your admin. Come prepared with a list of your expectations and create an environment where you can honestly discuss tho... [More]

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Raising Teens: One Working Mom's Honest Perspective

by admin 17. October 2014 07:27
BY LESLEE COHEN Given that my blog is called “Life on the Lattice” and is supposed to address work-life balance issues, I will focus on the balance issue this month.  When my partner and I started our firm four years ago, it suddenly became incumbent upon me to build a book of business, something I had never even attempted before.  (As my regular readers know, my resulting constant refrain to young women is to build that book starting from day one by keeping in close touch with your college and law school colleagues and being a giver when out there in the world network... [More]

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Go-To Expert Leaving?

by admin 25. September 2014 12:08
Dear Jane, I made the decision as to my “go to” expertise solely based upon the ability to work with a big rainmaker who is an expert in the area.  He just announced he is leaving the firm. I Found Out Through The Grapevine   Dear I Found Out Through The Grapevine,           Please do not take it personally that he did not tell you himself – he may have chosen not to so there would be no question about his interpretation of the ethical requirement concerning solicitation of associates.  You should make a fairly ... [More]

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6 Persuasion Tricks

by Shelbynscott 25. September 2014 12:00
Looking to get your ideas heard? Maybe you're vying for someone to join your practice? Show up prepared! Here are a few tricks to get your way.

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Happy Thoughts for a Happy Life

by Shelbynscott 25. September 2014 11:51
The strength based approach is lauded in many practices, but are you doing it for yourself? It may be the key to your happiness. Focusing on the positives is transformative to our happiness. So here's how you can rid those sad thoughts, and find yourself thinking happily and being happy. Go ahead and look at the article here.

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Welcome to 4 New Members!

by Shelbynscott 28. August 2014 12:19
Please join us in welcoming our four new members: Suzanne Massel, Lonni Berkley, Megan Meyer, and Laurie Velazquez. We hope to see you in the forums and on the blogs! 

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How to Network for Success

by Shelbynscott 27. August 2014 14:38
We are almost constantly networking. Whether it's at an event or saying hi to someone in the hallway, our interactions become more and more meaningful in our work life. Here are some stellar tips on how you can network like a champ!

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