133: Being Strategic About Your Legal Career (w/ Liz Stone)

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're talking with legal recruiter Liz Stone, of Stone Legal Search, about ways to proactively manage your career from law school onwards. A former litigator, Liz works primarily with attorneys in the middle of their careers looking to make a switch and brings to the podcast her insights on decisions to make early on to help ensure job satisfaction and how to best position yourself for a mid-career move. In this episode, we discuss: Competitiveness in the mid-level recruiting market Going in-house: Is it really that easy? Steps to take to position yourself for a mid-career move Suggestions for law students who want to set themselves up for success and happiness Resources to help you figure out what you want in your career Common pitfalls that lead to workplace problems or career dissatisfaction for lawyers Why lawyers are typically bad at business development, and what they can do to improve Resources: Liz Stone, “Reframing Failure to Succeed in Business Development,” Law Practice Today, Dec. 14, 2017. (http://www.lawpracticetoday.org/article/reframing-failure-succeed-business-development/) ABA Legal Career Central (http://www.abalcc.org) Stone Legal Search (https://www.stonelegalsearch.com) Leaving Litigation and Leaving BigLaw (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/leaving-litigation-and-leaving-biglaw/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Episode-133-Being-Strategic-About-Your-Career-Choices.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts  (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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