What Are the Skills and Responsibilities of a Patent Docket Specialist?

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Patents are a significant aspect of the U.S. legal system, and the lawyers who specialize in patent law require trained assistants to help them with the day-to-day process. This is where the role of a Patent Docket Specialist comes in. Patent docketing is a method for tracking and managing applications for patents. There are exceptional…

4 Ways to Become a Thought Leader in the Legal Industry

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Your path to a legal career is easy, right? You go to school to get the proper skills for a support role or you continue on to graduate school for a position as a lawyer. But, as it turns out, this isn’t the only path to success in the legal industry. And today, more than…

How Can Lawyers Learn from Paul Ryan and the Work/Life Balance Debate?

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Earlier this year, as the Speaker of the House position remained vacant, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan finally raised his hand. However, he made his acceptance of the role conditional. He refused to give up time with his family. While the debate about work/life balance has been raging for some time, the high-profile declaration has ignited…

What You Need To Ask During An Interview For A Legal Job

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Interviewing for a position in the legal industry can be different than looking for a job in any other sector. While the basic skills remain, such as selling your accomplishments and fitting in with the overall company culture, there is also added pressure on law professionals. You should always be prepared with good questions to ask…

How To Bring Up Salary When Interviewing For A New Legal Job

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Some of the most prevalent negotiating advice when it comes to salary is actually kind of troublesome. Some say that the first person to mention money loses the negotiation, but that is untrue and unhelpful. Learning how to negotiate a salary is exceptionally important, especially within the legal field. So how do you bring up…