BigLaw/In-house

Top 8 Things I Miss About Being A Lawyer

August 16, 2018

Ok, let’s see.  There must be something I miss about being a practicing lawyer.  Yes, indeed. Here are a few things. 1. Travel Perks Traveling for work stinks, but the perks are great.  You can rack up tons of airline miles and Starwood points.  Each year at the firm, I’d typically collect enough airline and […]

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Budgeting Mistakes Lawyers (And Most People Generally) Make

August 11, 2018

When I first started at the law firm, there was a mid-level associate that I worked for on some deals who would buy herself an expensive present every time she finished a deal.  It was mostly new shoes and purses handbags.  And I don’t blame her.  Deals are hard.  But I shudder to think how […]

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Deep Thoughts: How To Choose A Practice Area (For Lawyers)

August 10, 2018

I’m hardly an expert on this.  I am a biglaw/in-house burnout, after all.  Obviously the most important thing is to choose a practice area that you enjoy.  But what if you don’t really know what you’d enjoy or you think you’d enjoy multiple areas? My advice would be to consider which practice areas can scale […]

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An Expat Package Can Boost Your Financial Progress Into Superspeed

August 10, 2018

One of the ways we were able to save an extra $100,000 to $200,000 was by benefiting from the BigLaw expat package and working abroad for two years.  This was a great way to save some extra money, live in a new place and do tons of traveling. Expat packages are different depending on the […]

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