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Entering the Ring on the First Day of Work

In professional boxing, fighters usually start the first round by touching gloves and lightly jabbing for a few minutes. Nobody comes out swinging for the fences in the first round. It is more like a fencing match, as opponents parry to ward off blows and gauge their distance.

It is a tried and true strategy to size up your competition in the first three minutes of a fight. It's a good idea when starting a new job at a law firm, too.

Can Law Students Intern at Solo or Small Firms?

With summer coming up quickly, many law students are looking for internships.

But in an economy that has rocked legal education and employment, many aspiring attorneys do not know what are the chances of getting an internship. Others do not even know where to look.

The good news is, opportunities are still out there. The bad news is, the pickings get slim as the season wears on. The inside scoop is, solo and small firms are an untapped source.

Is 'Legal Technician' a New Career Path in WA?

After 15 months of training paralegal specialists, Washington's experiment produced a little more than a dozen "Limited License Legal Technicians." Not exactly a booming field, but at least it didn't blow up.

The State Supreme Court and the State Bar Association started the program to provide legal services to people who could not afford a lawyer but needed more than paralegals could provide traditionally. Unlike paralegals who work in law firms, the LLLTs were trained to provide services directly to clients without attorney supervision.

According to a new report, the limited legal technician program is a limited success. It serves an important purpose, but needs more paralegals and money.

By now we all know the social media basics. Don't post anything offensive online. Don't berate your professors, politicians, peers on Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat. Don't skip work then tweet about how sweet the surfing is today, brah.

And now, here's another one: be careful what you retweet, for a single impolitic retweet could jeopardize your legal career.

Take a Look Into the Secret World of BigLaw Partner Pay

Jay Clayton, a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, is at the top of his game and it says something about being a partner in BigLaw.

Nominated by President Trump to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, Clayton will take a big pay cut to accept the job but will earn the prestige that goes with it. The financial disclosures that are part of the transition, however, offer a glimpse inside the oft-guarded secrets of partnership compensation.

According to the disclosures, Clayton has earned $7.62 million since 2015. That represents his "partnership share for 2016 and 2017 received up to the date of filing," which was in January.

With partner profits of about $3.86 million annually per partner in 2015 at the firm, plus another $500,000 to $1 million in undistributed partnership shares still due Clayton, it's fair to say that equity partner compensation is well and good enough at BigLaw.

If you're pursuing a career in entertainment law, this could be your lucky week. Several major entertainment companies are looking to bring attorneys onto their team, including the people who made "Star Wars," and the company that brought you "Supertrain" and "Peter Pan LIVE!"

So, get your resumes ready. This week, as part of our affiliate relationship with Indeed, we're bringing you the 3 coolest entertainment law jobs we could find.

What could be cooler than riding the Hyperloop, the pneumatic tube transit system promising to zip us around at airline speeds? Doing so with a Frosty and a side of fries. Or maybe working for the NBA. We'll let you decide.

We've got a motley crew of listings for this week's top coolest jobs, presented as part of our affiliate relationship with Indeed, but they share one thing in common: they are all pretty dang cool.

If you're looking to make a change in your career, there are plenty of jobs out there. But not all of them are cool jobs, the kind of jobs that will bring you interesting work, around interesting people, in an interesting industry. These three are those jobs.

This week, as part of our affiliate relationship with Indeed, we're bringing you the three coolest legal jobs we can find, and they're a motley crew, covering everything from tech, to contract management, to professional ice hockey.

Want to travel the world? See the lights of Paris one week, a bazaar in Indonesia the next? You can! Sort of. At least, metaphorically. In your legal work. With the right job, you can be handling issues that span the globe, from the frozen corners of Alaska to everywhere you can buy a Coke.

For this week's collection of cool legal jobs, presented as part of our affiliate relationship with Indeed, we're rounding up the best gigs with a decidedly international focus.

The Super Bowl is just two days away, but before you get too caught up in the spectacle of the Falcons destroying the Patriots, take a moment to update your resume. This weekend isn't just a chance to see who'll win the big game, it's a chance to do some winning career moves of your own.

This week, as part of our affiliate relationship with Indeed, we're bringing you the top three cool legal jobs we could find, three spots in three boutique firms in three unique practice areas.