124: Don't Be a Jerk at Work

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we're talking about how not to be a jerk in your legal office environment with our special guest, Sadie Jones, who's a former BigLaw recruiter. True or not, lawyers have a terrible reputation when it comes to being nice and considerate in the office. Lawyers often have reputations of being jerks to other lawyers. Why is that? How true is it? How do you avoid being “that” person? Tune in to find out! In this episode, we discuss: Is there something unique about being a lawyer that leads to this negative reputation? Behaviors to avoid in the interview process so you don’t come across as a jerk What you can do as a summer associate or junior associate to develop a pleasant reputation Appropriately monitoring your social media presence and activity as relates to coworkers and work matters The reality of sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace Being mindful of topics discussed on work email Resources: Alison Monahan, “What No One Tells You Before You Go to Law School: You’re Entering a Sexist Profession.” (https://ms-jd.org/blog/article/what-no-one-tells-you-you-go-law-school-youre-entering-sexist-profession) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Episode-124-Dont-be-a-Jerk-at-Work-with-Sadie-Jones.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

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