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Full Disclosure: The New Lawyer's Must-Read Career Guide

by Christen Civiletto Carey

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Finally, there is a practical mentoring guide containing all the things lawyers wish they had known at the beginning of their careers. Full Disclosure: The New Lawyer's Must-Read Career Guide is based on discussions with hiring partners, recruiters, law professors, career services directors and law students, and—most important—the author's own experiences as an attorney. Topics include: creative job hunting strategies; interviewing techniques; summer associate programs; law firm economics; life as an associate; working with colleagues and support staff; gender issues; alternative work arrangements; boutique firms; practicing in-house; and more. You'll find contact information for recruiters from over 475 law firms and law departments and many invaluable sample forms.

Book #ALM01; softcover, one volume, 544 pages; published in 2001.
ISBN: 978-0-9705970-0-7

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  • Availability: Available
  • Brand: ALM Publishing
  • Product Type: Books
  • Edition: 2
  • Page Count: 544
  • ISBN: 9780970597007
  • Pub#/SKU#: ALM 01
  • Volume(s): 1

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  • Christen Civiletto Carey
Christen Civiletto Carey, formerly special counsel with Duane Morris LLP and the author of Full Disclosure: The New Lawyer's Must-Read Career Guide, is a frequent writer and lecturer on professional development and mentoring issues for law students and young lawyers. She is the co-author of The Practice of Law School: Getting In and Making the Most of Your Legal Education, also published by ALM Publishing.
Also by Christen Civiletto Carey:
The Practice of Law School: Getting In and Making the Most of Your Legal Education

Acknowledgments

Foreword

1. THE BIG PICTURE
(sometimes) harsh realities of private practice

2. PREPARE YOUR CASE
How and where to begin your job search

3. DRAFT PERSUASIVE PAPERS
Preparing the cover letter and resume; things to do and not do for your writing sample

4. CAREER SERVICES AND BEYOND: CREATIVE JOB HUNTING STRATEGIES
Traditional and non-traditional channels for finding a law firm job, including using the Internet, personal contacts, community involvement, contract work, court appointments, and headhunters

5. MAY IT PLEASE THE INTERVIEWER
The informed student and the on-campus interview; what constitutes information you need to know; how to ask good questions; frequently asked questions

6. YOU'RE FLYING NOW
Special considerations for the second interview; making the arrangements; essential and appropriate questions; lunch and dinner etiquette; sample evaluation form

7. THE SUMMER COURTSHIP
How to survive the extended summer interview; information you must get from the firm; managing the summer social calendar

8. LAW FIRM ECONOMICS 101
How to understand the economics at work in a law firm and its potential impact on your career

9. THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT PRACTICE
Where in the big picture you fit; practical advice about practicing; how to handle your partners; proper use of electronic mail; courtroom decorum; dating within the firm

10. WORK AND PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS
Get the most out of your professional relationship with your secretary, paralegal, librarian and other firm staff; interviewing and reviewing staff

11. FOCUS ON GENDER IN LAW FIRMS
A look at the real and perceived differences between the sexes; the impact of gender perceptions on your career, including potential problem areas and how to handle them

12. ALTERNATIVE WORK ARRANGEMENTS
Various types of alternative arrangements; who is eligible and how to negotiate one

13. EVALUATING BOUTIQUE FIRMS
What is a boutique; the pros and cons of working at one; considerations for students or new lawyers

14. IN-HOUSE LAWYERS: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING?
What exactly do in-house lawyers do? Various roles held by in house lawyers, including general counsel of small company and in-house lawyers in legal department; considerations for your future career in-house

15. RAISING THE BAR
Lawyers and their continuing responsibility to train, teach and lead; the importance of the mentoring relationship for instilling the fundamental values of our profession

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