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The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond

315 EpisodesProduced by Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess - Law School Toolbox, LLCWebsite

The Law School Toolbox podcast is an engaging show for law students about law school, the bar exam, legal careers, and life. Each week, we offer practical tips and advice on academic matters, careers, and more. The Law School Toolbox podcast is hosted by opinionated law school and bar exam experts A… read more

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085: Surviving as a Summer Associate and New Firm Lawyer (with Grover Cleveland)

Welcome back. Today, we’re talking with Grover Cleveland, a Seattle lawyer and speaker and the author of the bestselling career advice book for new lawyers, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer.

If you're in law school or are starting your legal career in a law firm, tune in! 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Grover tells us about the origin of his bestselling book, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks
  • Lee and Grover share their experiences as new associates
  • The most common mistakes summer associates and new full-time associates make
  • What lawyers should wear to the office
  • The soft skills law students need to succeed in their legal careers
  • The realities of work/life balance, and how to ask about the topic in interviews
  • How to set boundaries
  • Getting feedback on your performance

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Alison & Lee

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