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8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She lectures extensively on trade secrets, networking, and using social media to develop business.

When you first pass the bar, you deal with basic issues such as how to draft legal documents, please your supervising attorney, and properly bill clients. Initially, these issues are enough of a struggle, but a few years into your law practice, you’re ready to take your legal career to the next level.

Practice of Law

Working to Retain Women Lawyers

The issue of how to retain women lawyers has been mulled over and studied many times over the last couple of decades. In 2004, the ABA noted that “the number of women making partner at large law firms has lagged behind their male counterparts.”  Women continue to bail out before partnership much more often than men, and, in a survey of 84 Georgia law firms (.pdf), many of them cite “the desire for a different schedule or professional dissatisfaction as their reason.”