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Career Management Matters: The Case for Fostering Work-Life Balance Among Employees
By The Woman Advocate Committee
The next installment in the Her Story Third Thursday Roundtable Series.

What advice would you give a young lawyer who is preparing to work with experts for the first time?
By Jennifer Beaudoin, Jane Ann Riley, Allison Jacobsen, Erin Gaskin, and Peggy Smith Bush - August 17, 2017
Five successful lawyers offer tested advice for young lawyers.

As in-house counsel, what's the best way to approach early resolution of a lawsuit when your company has just been served?
By Linda Kennedy - March 2, 2017

What advice would you give to young lawyers about how outside counsel can communicate better with in-house counsel?
By Elena Kohn - January 4, 2017
General Counsel shares advice to young lawyers about how outside and in-house counsel can communicate better.

What advice would you give a young lawyer who will soon participate in his or her first mediation?
By September 8, 2016
Advice from four women with experience in mediation.

How can litigators identify emerging trends and generate new business from them?
By May 17, 2016
Four women respond with straightforward, practical tips.

What challenges should new lawyers be prepared for, and how can they best prepare for them?
By December 16, 2014
Read what two women litigators think you should anticipate for.

What Is the Risk That You Took (or Didn't Take) In Your Career That You Most Regret—or Are Most Satisfied With?
By May 20, 2014
Three women lawyers offer their personal experiences.

What Are the Benefits of Giving Back Through Pro Bono?
By December 17, 2013
Three women lawyers offer their personal experiences.

How Does Technology Help with Your Efforts to Achieve Work-Life Balance?
By August 27, 2013
Two women lawyers offer their personal experiences.

Making the Leap to the Corporate World
By August 27, 2013
Discover the challenges when transitioning your career from a law firm to the corporate world.

Getting the Best Results in an ADR Process
By March 6, 2013
Two experienced advocates provide tips on representing clients in arbritration or mediation.

What Do You Wish You Had Known Before Your First Trial?
By December 3, 2012
Two of your peers reflect back on their first trial experience and the surprising revelations they gleaned along the way.

What is the Best Career Advice You Ever Received?
By May 9, 2012
Learn from a variety of personalities, but along the way figure out how to make those lessons work for you in your own way.

What Was a Time in Your Career When Courage Made the Difference?
By August 28, 2012
Two women lawyers offer personal experiences of courage

What Is the Most Important Choice You've Made in Your Career, and Why?
By September 28, 2011
Read what women litigators think is the most important choice they've made in their careers when it comes to their families, their practices, and more. Tell us what you think.

How Do You "Make It Work" When Your Life Is Filled with Competing Obligations?
By March 10, 2011
As attorneys, our lives are full with competing obligations, from networking and rainmaking, family, practicing law, volunteering, and more. Read how other attorneys make it all work.

What Is the Biggest Change You've Seen in the Courtroom, and What Changes Do You Anticipate in the Future?
By June 1, 2011
A lot has changed in the courtroom in the last five years. Read what women litigators think is the biggest change they've seen and what big changes they anticipate in the next five years, and tell us what you think.