PUBLISHED:December 10, 2009

A Special Holiday Gift from Leopard Solutions

Tomorrow, December 11th, Leopard Solutions will begin a special blog series designed just for you. They have invited Frank Kimball of Kimball Professional Management to produce a series for law students with a focus on how to succeed. This will be a multi-part article series that will give you practical advice about how to thrive in a law firm environment. "Summer Associate 101: "How Summer Associates Can Succeed in a challenging economy, Overcome Adversity and Find Excellence Everywhere," offers real, practical advice that law students can use to their advantage in their first law firm experience and beyond.

You will learn:
What to expect at your first law firm job.
What law firms expect from law students.
What qualifications and qualities law firms are looking for in law school graduates.
Which practice areas are "hot" and which are not.
How to master the law firm interview.
How to avoid common pitfalls and traps that snag most law students.
And more...

Frank Kimball has over 32 years of experience interviewing, hiring and evaluating lawyers and law students. He has served as a hiring partner at McDermott, Will & Emery and an associate with Shearman & Sterling. His views on hiring have been published in several national and local publications such as the National Law Journal, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, ABA Journal, Chicago Lawyer and The American Lawyer. Frank has presented more than eighty programs at prestigious law schools including Harvard, Michigan, Northwestern, Duke, Virginia, Georgetown, Illinois, Chicago, Columbia, New York University, DePaul, Washington & Lee, Loyola Chicago and Indiana.