Advice for New Legal Professionals

This past week I presented to over 300 summer associates at law firms across the country. One of the participants asked a great question: “How can I have a successful and fulfilling career in Big Law?” Having studied attorneys’ careers for the past 30+ years and written a book on the topic, Your Fairy Job … Continued

5 Hacks for Better Time Management 

I’m going to propose that we officially start 2021 on February 1st. I know how busy you’ve been since the start of this new year, but I think most of us were holding our breath until our new president was fully in place. I know I have held off our book launch because there hasn’t … Continued

My New Book

I wanted to tell you a little bit about the book I’ve been writing since July. It’s aimed at 19-24 year olds, sometimes referred to as Gen Z’s, and will be available early next year. As the pandemic set in, I observed many of these kids getting short-changed on their college experience and new graduates struggling … Continued

Why Are You Applying?

By Shannan Buckley “I need a job, so I’m applying to positions in legal.” “I’m willing to work in marketing.” “I’ll do anything.” Since the pandemic hit, I’ve heard a big uptick in phrases like this, often from recent grads, as well as from some people who lost their jobs. Unfortunately, these are some of … Continued

5 Tips for Managing Your Well-Being

It’s been six months since most of us have been to our offices. The stress and uncertainty remain, even if it feels “normalized” at times. During the pandemic, we have been conducting numerous Wisnik Well-being webinars for law firm professionals. We have covered topics including Maintaining Your Well-Being During Challenging Times, Virtual Communication Skills, and Thriving While Working … Continued

Pandemic Trends and Predictions for the Legal Industry

By Shannan Buckley On March 13th, I left the office for what I thought would be a couple of weeks. I left my succulents behind, and my favorite black flats under my desk. I told my colleagues that I would see them in April, and I genuinely believed that would be the case when I … Continued

How to Make Big Decisions

Over the past few weeks, I have received three calls I had never experienced before. They were each from an industry leader in marketing, recruiting and PD whom I’d known for more than twenty years. They called to ask me if they should take the buyout package their firms were offering. None of these women, … Continued

What I Discovered About Myself During the Pandemic

I have been working from home since March 16. As I reflect on the past 100+ days, there are actually a few things silver linings I want to acknowledge. Nature: As a kid who grew up on a treeless street, I have appreciated nature my whole life. It started with Sunday visits to the New … Continued

It’s Ok Not to Be Ok Right Now

Thirteen weeks into our COVID-19 quarantine restrictions are starting to lift, but life does not feel less stressful. The past week has raised painful issues our country needs to deal with regarding racism and violence against Black Americans. At moments I feel overwhelmed with sadness, especially when my 18- and 20-year-olds ask me, “What’s wrong … Continued

Three Ways to Start Your Day Off Right

Have you ever noticed that when you start your day off productively, it tends to stay focused? Here are some tips for starting your morning off on the right track: Put something good into the universe right away! Soon after waking up, I’ve gotten into the habit of sending a note, text or email to … Continued