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This week we welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt, to talk about how you can still work on your networking skills, even when you’re stuck at home during COVID-19. Most of us know how important networking is, particularly when you’re in law school and aspiring to a legal career. Having good grades and published law journal articles { Continue Reading } The post Three Tips For Networking During The Pandemic appeared first on The Girl’s Guide to
This week we welcome guest writer Cathlyn Melvin to talk about developing empathy as a law student. Law school is competitive. Shocker, I know. Put 75 mostly-Type-A personalities into a “small section,” tell them that the students who score the highest reap the rewards, and see what happens. (Hint: there won’t be a lot of { Continue Reading } The post How Empathy Can Increase Your Success in Law School appeared first on The Girl’s
This week we welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to talk about how you can achieve success as a lawyer with a virtual practice. I once worked for a law office (very briefly) where when I spent an evening in the ER, sick, pregnant, and absolutely miserable, I offered to work from home. One of the { Continue Reading } The post How To Practice Law Virtually appeared first on The Girl’s Guide to Law School®
This week we welcome back guest writer Tiffany Lo to talk about how to still socialize during a global pandemic. Many law schools have announced that the upcoming term will be fully remote or partially remote—or what is called “hybrid instruction.” In light of this, students are understandably grappling with many decisions: whether to take a hybrid { Continue Reading } The post 3 Tips for Socializing During Remote Law School appeared first on The Girl’s Guide
This week we hear from guest writer Cathlyn Melvin to discuss what she’s learned from her time so far in quarantine and what she will be taking the law school as a lesson from that time. We’re more than halfway through 2020, and I think we can all agree on at least one thing: this has { Continue Reading } The post 3 Lessons From Quarantine I’m Taking to Law School appeared first on The Girl’s
This week we welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to talk about lessons learned during COVID-19 and how these are useful to practicing law! The last few months have certainly presented numerous challenges for law students and legal professionals alike. With many firms closed, others still considered essential, and still more in a gray area { Continue Reading } The post How Coronavirus Uncertainty Is Good Practice For Working In Law appeared first on The
This week we welcome back guest writer Shirlene Armstrong to talk about staying organized as a newly admitted lawyer. Are you a newly admitted or “young” lawyer? Are you overwhelmed with the amount of work you have to do? Are you not even sure where to start or how to get yourself organized? You’re in luck! { Continue Reading } The post Young Lawyer Perspective – How To Keep Yourself Organized appeared first on The Girl’s
This week we welcome back guest writer Christen Morgan to talk about why keeping your mental health as a priority is important in this time of COVID-19. When you’re stressed about something, how do you react? Do you: a) face the stressor head on, determine the cause of this stress and try to relieve it { Continue Reading } The post Two Ways to Begin Prioritizing Your Mental Health Over Productivity During a Pandemic appeared…
This week we hear from current law student and guest writer Tiffany Gee Ching Lo about how to approach applications to law school scholarships. It is no secret that attending law school is a massive financial undertaking. While many schools provide need and merit-based scholarships, most students still need to pay a large sum of tuition and { Continue Reading } The post Make Applying to Outside Law School Scholarships a Habit appeared first on The Girl’s
This week we welcome back guest writer Mark Livingston to talk about making the move from practicing law at a small firm to becoming a government attorney. I was a later-in-life entrant to law school. At 40 years old, I had already built a strong resume and worked in many good jobs, mostly in the public sector, when I started law school. I never set out to work for the government, per se,…