Managing Your Way to a Rewarding Career
By Joel W. Christiansen
Joel W. Christiansen is a plaintiff-side employment attorney in Portland, Oregon. He can be contacted at
Lawyers are managers. Every single day we manage our clients’ liberty, liability, risk, freedom, and finances. Yet all too often, we fail to allocate the time and effort necessary to effectively manage our practices and ourselves. This April issue of TYL is intended to get you, the busy young lawyer, thinking about how you can work on your practice instead of just working in your practice. The management articles you will read will not explain how to craft a more persuasive brief or how to achieve a larger verdict. Rather these articles offer a few practical suggestions on how to make each day a little less stressful so you can focus the important things: doing well for your clients and spending more quality time with your loved ones.
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