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Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

How Long to Stay in an In-House Job Depends on Your Career Goals

By By Julie Q. Brush |

The most appropriate length of time to stay in a role or in an organization company can be the same or different depending on how your role evolves over time. Also, the definition of "ideal length of time" is relative.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

How to Address Attorney Misconduct

By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens |

Given the demands and stresses of practicing law, substance abuse and depression are unfortunately an all-too-common occurrence among attorneys. When an attorney is impaired by disease or personal matters, it can be very uncomfortable for other attorneys at a law practice to decide how to handle the situation, especially when there is serious misconduct such as theft or other dishonest actions.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

Three Steps to Help in Handling Mistakes

By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens |

While attorneys may be vigilant and detail-oriented by nature, they are still human. Accordingly, mistakes can happen in the course of an attorney-client representation, even when attorneys take steps to reduce their risk overall.

Left to right: PJ Harari and Gigi Birchfield of Major, Lindsey & Africa

What It Takes to Work in Silicon Beach as a Lawyer

By PJ Harari and Gigi Birchfield |

The growing technology scene in Silicon Beach, home to more than 500 technology start-up companies, has shifted the economic tides of Los Angeles. As the third largest tech hub in the country, LA has put its unique stamp on the landscape with the intersection of media, tech, entertainment and marketing, followed by digital support of the medical industry. As this ecosystem grows, so too do their legal needs. For the legal industry, a world of unique opportunities has opened for lawyers looking for a new challenge.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

Looking to Move On? Get to Know the Best Hiring Cycles

By Julie Q. Brush |

Generally speaking, lateral associate hiring follows some defined annual cycles, but there is sporadic noncyclical activity as well.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

How to Get Off to a Good Start With Your New Boss

By Julie Brush |

When a new sheriff comes to town, it creates an air of mystery as well as anxiety among the town’s inhabitants. Who is this person? What kind of manager is this person? What is s/he like? Will I like my new boss? Will s/he like me? What will I need to do to succeed?

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

Overcoming Credential Bias from Legal Recruiters

By Julie Brush |

In today's legal profession, academic credentials have diminished as a sole marker to determine a candidate's viability—but they still play a major role.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

How to Sell Yourself and Not Feel Like a Used Car Salesman

By Julie Brush |

The mere thought of it makes lawyers cringe. But the ability to "sell" oneself effectively is paramount to success for lawyers at all levels of the profession.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons US partners

Advice for Advising Clients Across Borders

By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens |

A national or international practice raises some potential hazards, including the unauthorized practice of law and legal malpractice exposure under the laws of multiple states. These risks can be reduced or even wholly minimized with a few simple steps.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

I'm in a Career Rut. What Should I Do?

By Julie Brush |

it's critical to understand that in order to break your fear and paralysis­—and get out of your rut— the first major step will require a plan to gain self awareness of the professional you: your good and bad, likes and dislikes, wants and needs, musts and must nots.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons US partners

The Ethics of Alternative Fee Arrangements

By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens |

As the legal industry continues to adapt post-Great Recession, alternative fee arrangements are becoming more prevalent.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

Make Sure Your Emails Don't Turn Into Evidence

By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens |

If your firm gets sued for legal malpractice, your internal communications might not be protected.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

What Should I Do About My Nightmare Boss?

By Julie Brush |

Advice from the Lawyer Whisperer.

Julie Q. Brush, Solutus Legal Search .

I Got Passed Over for a Promotion. Should I Leave?

By Julie Brush |

Advice from the Lawyer Whisperer.

Julie Q. Brush

Should I Take a Seniority Hit?

By Julie Brush |

Advice from the Lawyer Whisperer.

Myron Moskovitz, Moskovitz Appellate Team

Pet Peeves of an Appellate Lawyer

By Myron Moskovitz |

Don't let sloppy language make your appellate briefs unappealing, writes Myron Moskovitz.

Five Steps for Telling the Story of Your Complex Case

By David Dolkas |

When presenting your case to a judge or jury, it pays to think like a screenwriter, says David Dolkas.

Anna-Rose Mathieson, California Appellate Law Group

Getting the Appellate Record Right

By Anna-Rose Mathieson |

If it's not in the record, it didn't happen.