One of the greatest traps people fall into is believing they are entitled to something based on what they have done in the past, or are capable of doing. An even greater problem is believing you are entitled to something for nothing. Incredible as it may seem, most of the people I have seen in the working world throughout the years have an improper sense of entitlement. Rather than helping you, a sense of entitlement holds you back.
Anyone who believes he or she is entitled to something – a parent, an employer, a union, a government, or anyone else, is offering you a Faustian bargain. By making you dependent upon them, they are exerting control over you and your future. There are people and groups that want you to feel entitled and be dependent on them. This is their way of gaining control over you. This is not what you should want. If you have zero sense of entitlement, you can do whatever you want without help. By realizing you are owed nothing...
Nik Richie is best known as the founder and contributing editor of the online gossip and “reality internet” website Thedirty.com. Richie began the site in March 2007 as Dirtyscottsdale.com while living in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nik Lamas-Richie (born Hooman Abedi Karamian, February 12, 1979), known professionally as Nik Richie, is an American blogger, author, [...]
Effective January 1, 2014, Silver, Freedman & Taff and Elias, Matz, Tiernan & Herrick, two small Washington law firms that specialize in representing financial institutions intends to merge. The Washington Post reports that, the joining of the two firms will have represented issuers and underwriters in more than 1,000 securities offerings raising more [...]
The sun still shines brightly on the most selective schools, which, so far, have been generally sheltered from the law school crisis. According to The Wall Street Journal, that continues for both prestigious private institutions, like Yale, Stanford, or Harvard, and public ones affiliated with flagship campuses, such as University of Michigan, University of [...]
Although it may seem counterintuitive the best time to look for a job may be when you are happiest in your current position. This is because when you are successful and happy, you’re also at your most marketable. I have had many experiences in my career where associates wait until they have been let go to […]
Our candidates often ask us how important it is to weigh future promotion prospects (either to counsel or partnership status) when considering a law firm opportunity and whether they can reasonably expect to get a commitment from law firms regarding such progression prospects. In truth, it is almost impossible for a firm to predict the […]
“Gaps” or “holes” in a resume are popular terms used by law firms and other employers to describe an employment record that is not entirely smooth and uniform. That is, there are unexplained “gaps” in the chronological dates of employment set form in the resume that suggest periods of unemployment or underemployment (such as less […]
With the persistent decline in the legal market these last few years, many JD's have considered changing their plans to become law firm partners and have gone on to successful careers as paralegals. In fact, while the demand for lawyers has shrunk these recently, the demand for paralegals has only grown, with a sizeable increase in wage each year.
This cross-trending of the two careers shows how one compensates for the other. Though fewer people can afford lawyers, certain legal work still needs to get done. As much of it as possible will be assigned to..
Debra Hindin-King serves as a paralegal for Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP. She has twenty-four years of experience as a paralegal in commercial litigation with an emphasis in contract, environmental law, as well as gas and oil. Prior to working at Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, Ms. Hindin-King served as a paralegal for Holland & Hart, LLP, andFaegre Baker Daniels, LLP. She also served as a Courtroom Deputy for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado.