what’s the school? my first two thoughts are do a relevant clinic if possible, and come to INTA and network. generally I think it’s good for them to hear about different paths—big firm, IP boutique, transactional vs litigation, in house, etc.
But my rant here is about the role of entry level lawyers. Status quo shows that, at mid to large sized transactionallawfirms, entry level lawyers end up spending a significant amount of their 100+ hr work weeks doing tasks that can be automated or made more efficient
Transactional Lawyering Institute at #LLS was formed to create experiential learning opportunities for students interested in the practice of transactional business law. The institute offers real-life firm & in-house experience in transactional practice. https://lls.edu/TLIpic.twitter.com/1EDLKWMmua
ECA is pleased to have been ranked as a notable firm in the 2020 Edition of IFLR 1000's Financial and Corporate Law Rankings.
IFLR 1000 is the only International Legal Directory dedicated to ranking lawfirms and lawyers on the basis of Financial & Corporate transactional work. pic.twitter.com/qXAaiZjM8K
Diversifying to demonstrate more value. BigLaw is too transactional which puts pressure on price. Changing firm structure, culture and comp models is important, but competing with the Big 4 is different than between lawfirms.
Until recently, I thought transactional work was what I wanted to focus on. Now I’m deeply interested in advocacy, but I’m at a small lawfirm where I don’t think I’m going to get much, if any, experience in a courtroom.
Mr. Levy joined the Company as General Counsel in September 2019 and has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate, commercial and transactional attorney working for both lawfirms and corporations.
A lot of my work is transactional. When a lawfirm makes it easy for me to review and sign documents online, that’s still a ‘wow’ moment for me. (I’ve gotten a lot of blank stares when asking about e-signing.) #ABATECHSHOW