March 28th, 2017 → 12:45 pm @ Ari Kaplan
I spoke with Peter Rouse, an intellectual property lawyer and a serial entrepreneur, who is the founder of the Rouse Firm, an international intellectual property consulting business. Peter is also the author of Every Relationship Matters: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform Your Business, Your Firm, and Yourself, the second edition of which the ABA released last summer.
We discussed the genesis and new edition of Every Relationship Matters: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform Your Business, Your Firm, and Yourself, how technology is impacting the way lawyers practice, Where professionals should focus their efforts and develop skills to remain relevant, and whether one can create an instruction manual for a successful professional career. Peter also shared two of his key career themes:
Do what you say you are going to do to build trust.
Managing expectations is what client service is about.
Listen to our interview below:
January 7th, 2015 → 11:43 am @ Ari Kaplan
When I was in London last October to moderate the Yerra Solutions Conference, I met with George Burgess, the founder and CEO of education app developer, Gojimo. He started the company when he was 17 and I plan to feature his inspiring perspective in the 2nd Edition of The Opportunity Maker, which will be out later this year. In the video below, he shares some networking tips and advice for those interested in creating something new in 2015. “Get out there and do it…there is nothing holding you back,” he says. “You’ll learn more from actually trying it than waiting and suggesting to yourself that you will do it later on in life, which never really happens.”
April 4th, 2013 → 1:06 pm @ Ari Kaplan
I spoke with Desiree Moore, an attorney and the founder of Greenhorn Legal & Greenhorn Bold. Moore is also the author of: Thrive – A New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice (American Bar Association, 2012).
We discussed her venture providing what she describes as “the foundational information law students and lawyers need,” her motivation for writing Thrive, and the launch of her on-demand practical skills training series, which focuses on professionalism, time management, communication, networking, and marketing, among other core competencies.
Listen to our interview below:
November 5th, 2012 → 7:15 am @ Ari Kaplan
Over the summer, I had the privilege of contributing to a summer associate series for Bloomberg Law. One of the other participants with whom I had the opportunity to collaborate is Alison Monahan, the founder of The Girl’s Guide to Law School, and the co-founder of the Bar Exam Toolbox and the Law School Toolbox. We discussed the genesis of the Girl’s Guide, advice on law school exam preparation, and ways that law students can balance academics with health and wellness, among other topics. Listen to our interview below:
And, of course, you can watch the summer associate series to which Alison and I both contributed here:
March 14th, 2012 → 6:15 am @ Ari Kaplan
OnlineUniversities.com shared this unique infographic about How Higher Education Helps the Economy based on a study that PayScale conducted for Bloomberg Businessweek. The short- and long- term success rates, as well as the corresponding unemployment statistics, for those in professional services is interesting.
Via: Online Universities Resource
February 3rd, 2012 → 7:11 am @ Ari Kaplan
I read this post 10 Big Reasons We Need to Reinvent the School Year from Online Colleges and it resonated with me because of my research and recent article – Applying the Alternative Fee Model to Law School Tuition, which has generated some additional discussion. The Online Colleges staff writers conclude that “the school year that worked for students decades ago simply isn’t practical for today’s students” and propose altering the school year because, among other reasons:
Flexibility in the length of high school could help students better prepare for college.
The reasons behind the creation of summer vacation don’t really apply to modern life.
Students often simply don’t have time to learn everything they need in a school year.
Year-round school can also impact students’ overall health and well-being.
This discussion is taking place across the educational spectrum as technology continues to transform the manner in which we deliver information.
January 12th, 2012 → 8:50 am @ Ari Kaplan
In my column for the National Law Journal online today, I note that the time has come to talk more openly about the cost of a legal education and I don’t mean cheaper, I mean different.
I have been studying the industry for years. I released my report: The Evolution of the Legal Profession: A Conversation with the Legal Community’s Thought Leaders on the Front Lines of an Industry in Transition (underwritten by DiscoverReady) in 2010 and have addressed law students at almost 50 law schools worldwide since the release of my first book, The Opportunity Maker in 2008.
My conclusion: 2012 can be the year to implement a positive shift in the logistics of legal education. The legal academic community has jump-started this discussion by beginning to implement changes to the curriculum, practical training initiatives, and greater transparency in reporting employment statistics.
January 9th, 2012 → 7:18 am @ Ari Kaplan
I have had the honor of addressing students at law schools at colleges throughout North America and at the London School of Economics. As such, I am always interested in spotlighting great resources and speaking with those who provide them. During my visit to LSE, I met with Paul Harris, founder of AllAboutLaw and AllAboutCareers to talk about how he and his team are making career advice more accessible to students across the globe. We discussed why he founded AllAboutLaw in September of 2008 and its growth to about 25,000 members, who regularly access a wealth of information about law schools, courses, internships, jobs, and firms in the UK. Watch our interview below:
December 7th, 2011 → 7:06 am @ Ari Kaplan
While in London for the 2011 BigHand User Conference, I met with UK journalist Alex Aldridge in London to talk about his new venture, Legal Cheek, which takes a look at the lighter side of the law for a target audience of law students and junior lawyers. In addition to operating Legal Cheek, Aldridge is a columnist for The Guardian and the UK correspondent for Above the Law. Watch our interview below:
October 14th, 2011 → 1:35 pm @ Ari Kaplan
I am a subscriber to Attorney at Work, which provides great daily guidance via e-mail on a wide variety of topics. Recently, Merrilyn Astin Tarlton shared this post – Resume Magic: Vizualize.me! – in which she describes a resume visualization tool that is completely free. The tool is part of the powerful infographics trend that is transforming the way we process facts and figures. It seamlessly accesses information from LinkedIn.com (with your permission) and creates a visual presentation of your resume, which you can customize. It has a lot of possibility and I am including screen shots from the one it created for me below. Let me know what you think of yours.