What You Didn’t Learn in Law School: A Short Guide to Succeeding as a Lawyer

Michael Wippler
You need to have the humility to accept feedback and try to get better.

You need to have the humility to accept feedback and try to get better.

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You finished law school and passed the bar. You will be working in a firm, in-house, for the government, or on your own. Now what? How do you translate academic success into career success? How do you get clients, sell yourself, and work with clients?

Many young lawyers ask (or should ask) themselves these questions. Naturally, the answers vary depending on your career track. However, the fundamentals are universal. And irrespective of your career choice, working to answer these questions can greatly impact your success, happiness, and financial well-being.

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