How to use this book -- Everything you need to know -- Dressing the part -- The social graces -- Overcoming shyness -- The art (or horror) of networking -- Cultural differences -- Working well with others -- The art of being supervised (gracefully) -- The art of supervising -- Managing written assignments -- Research -- A writing checklist : remember your reader -- Feedback -- In-person communication -- E-mail uses and abuses -- E-Professionalism -- Formal and informal presentations -- Making the most of meetings -- Time management and procrastination -- Managing stress -- Handling conflicts at work -- How adults learn : and why it matters -- Emotional intelligence : the key to excellence -- Workplace diversity -- Finding balance in your work and life -- What skills do lawyers need? -- Judgment, values, and professional ethics -- For law students : perspectives on returning to school -- Get a mentor : expand your world -- First-year career plan : a guided exercise -- Deciding whether the job is right for you -- Salary negotiations -- How to get practical skills in law school -- Career office resources -- Money matters -- Law firm economics : understanding the business side of the profession
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