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How Do I Raise Work-Life Balance Without Coming Off as a Slacker?

Julie Brush | January 10, 2017

When interviewing for a job, the topic of work-life balance is not one that is easy to raise. And if done poorly, it can sabotage a candidacy as well as a reputation.

In Practice

  • Navigating Common Interest and Joint Defense Agreements

    By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens

  • How to Comply With California's New Criminal History Regulations

    By Lisa Pooley

    Recognizing that the consideration of criminal history in employment decisions is a frequently misunderstood and rapidly evolving area of law, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) issued new regulations, which are effective on July 1. The regulations largely mirror the guidance set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in its April 2012 "Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964."

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Your Skills

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Your Career

  • Making the Transition From Litigator to Transactional Lawyer

    By Julie Q. Brush

    It isn't easy for a pure litigator to sell him/herself as a commercial transaction lawyer. So if you are applying for a role that seeks transaction experience, there will be some hurdles. It can be a bit easier if the commercial aspect of the role includes a few litigation components to it, but most of these types of positions do not. So as you strive to take this right turn in your career, follow the advice below to sell yourself more effectively for the job you desire.

  • Successfully Navigating Lateral Hiring

    By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens

    Lateral hiring is a necessary part of the changing legal landscape, and it can yield mutually beneficial results for both attorney and law firm. For the attorney, a lateral move can improve advancement possibilities, while also potentially providing a greater platform for clients, different work-life balance and better compensation. For the law firm, lateral additions can increase revenue, expand or deepen the bench in certain practice areas and achieve growth objectives.

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Your Business

  • Choosing Appropriate Malpractice Insurance Coverage

    By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens

    Picking the right legal malpractice insurance policy can be a daunting task. Procuring appropriate coverage generally involves balancing a law practice's unique malpractice risk factors against the price of coverage—and finding the right fit.

  • Modernizing a Law Firm

    By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens

    Upgrades in technology have undoubtedly changed the practice of law. Here are a few considerations that can help identify how law firms can use modern trends to reduce risk.

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