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What are the 3 best pieces of advice you would give a new lawyer? Mine are: -- Decide soon if you are going to want to have a family. If yes, choose a practice area that's family-friendly and don't put off having kids. Transactional/IP/regulatory areas are best for family life and to create a stable of portable clients for Life After BigLaw. -- Don't despair when change happens. It will, but new good things grow out of it if you stay in the game. -- Privacy law is a huge growth area.

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1 is wrong. Transactional is not best for family life…

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Licensing and tech transactions has been good to me in terms of work/life balance and ability to find and keep clients.

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I litigate with a kid. It’s fine 10 months out of the year. —learn the firm politics as early as possible. Follow the clout. —your learning and development should be firehose status for the first 5 years at least. If not, you’re at the wrong job. Don’t get to year 7 and not know how to do anything. —inconvenience yourself to make the work of your colleagues easier. They will want to work with you more, and being in demand is good.

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Yes for sure re: 3. It's a balancing act of accumulating goodwill and drawing lines. I feel like having some goodwill (through sucking up some inconvenience) is necessary for having your boundaries be respected, or at least to feel comfortable asserting them. But you don't want to get caught up in a situation where you just focus on accumulating goodwill and never actually cash in.

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If Big Law, just tell yourself 3-5 years and then just get out (unless you love it). It makes the decision making process so much easier since you won't get held up in should I stay/should I go when special bonuses, signing bonuses, pay raises inevitably increase. You can't really time those things.

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A single point from me—if you are unhappy in your practice area, don’t be afraid to change! You may have to take steps backward & sideways, but you don’t want to get stuck in something you hate. I have made this a priority and am getting close to narrowing in on a niche I enjoy (and this has required a few jumps).

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If you are a woman who wants to have children and are also ambitious/career focused, be extremely deliberate about who you marry/partner with. Make sure they're prepared to support your career ambitions and perhaps take a back seat when it comes to deciding whose career will prioritized and who will be the primary caretaker.

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THIS - 1million percent this.

Whatever your practice area is, switch to tech transactions so you can exit to FAANG. Collect equity. Profit (and laugh at biglaw former colleagues). 😂 😭 It’s too late for me to switch.

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Privacy Law is a huge growth area but it also seems to be a difficult area to enter into as a junior associate.

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What area are you in and what is your level of client contact? If I wanted to get into privacy law as an associate right now, I'd read everything I could about CA's CCPA/CPRA and study what their AG does and says, creating a few handy scary stories. Then do what you need to do to get those stories in front of clients with a web presence (including those of other lawyers if they buy into your cross-marketing strategy, which they should if incentives are right). A lot of reading and some CLEs should prepare you for advising them on how to comply with the voluminous existing regs -- don't forget that outside of fat target/huge company clients, a huge number of lawyers *doing* privacy law these days don't have a huge background in it, and a lot of it is using common sense to limit risk in the face of a confusing new regulatory environment where there still aren't "real answers" to all questions. (But you should also know your limits -- don't take on a data breach, interaction with litigants/AG offices or cross-border work without more expert help.)

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