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JD Advising publishes article in Michigan Bar Journal

Ashley Heidemann Michigan Bar JournalJD Advising founder, Ashley Heidemann, is proud to have an article published in the May 2017 edition of the Michigan Bar Journal.

Ashley Heidemann’s article is titled “The Business of Practicing Law: Targeting Millenials.” The article discusses how law firms and laywers can better tailor their practices in order to reach the millenial generation.  The Michigan bar journal article outlines 7 steps for lawyers and firms to take if they seek to make their businesses more “millenial friendly”.

To read the article on “The Business of Practicing Law: Targeting Millenials” please click on the link.   Continue reading

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Should I Ask My Boss To Pay For Bar Review?

Should I Ask My Boss To Pay For Bar Review?

Should I Ask My Boss To Pay For Bar Review?: While law school itself can be incredibly expensive, unfortunately it does not end there.  Bar review courses can cost in excess of thousands of dollars.  Now while that doesn’t sound appealing, it is a necessary evil, and something you need to commit to.  You didn’t just work your way through three years of law school to put your career as a lawyer in jeopardy by not preparing properly for the bar.  A bar review course is well worth it, especially for first time takers.  The bar exam is not something you want to tackle on your own.

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What Is Document Review?

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If you went to law school and are looking for a job outside of a traditional law firm, or need some work while preparing for the bar exam, document review might be for you! Below, a recent law school graduate gives an inside look at document reviewer positions.

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Document Review Pros and Cons

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Document review is a growing field of employment for attorneys, especially given the challenging job market in many parts of the country. Below, a law school graduate details the pros and cons of a document review position.

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Two Important Tips To Law Students From a Recent Grad

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Two Important Tips To Law Students From a Recent Grad

The follow post is by a recent law school graduate who passed the bar exam and is looking for employment as a lawyer. These are the two critical tips to law students she wished she knew during law school!

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Should I Start Studying for the Bar Exam Early?

how to write an MEE answer, civil procedure MBE, bar exam, MBE questionsShould I Start Studying for the Bar Exam Early?

Should I start studying for the bar exam early?: Many students worry about when they start their bar prep. Typically, most students for the July bar will start in May, and for the February bar exam, they will start in December. For some, though, bar exam prep needs to start earlier, for a variety of reasons. In our experience, the people who need to start their bar prep early are those who:

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Our 7 Best Workflow Tips

7 best workflow tipsOur 7 Best Workflow tips: Nothing is more annoying than spending a day unmotivated, dragging your feet. Or realizing you have spent the past two hours on Facebook instead of getting anything done. Or, seeing half of your to-do list left for tomorrow. Here are our five best workflow tips to combat unproductivity and inefficiency.  Whether you are a law student, a lawyer, or something else entirely, we hope our seven best workflow tips can help you! Continue reading

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How Many Hours a Day Should I Study for the Bar Exam?

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How many hours a day should I study for the bar exam? This is a tough question to answer. Generally speaking—you need to study a lot. However, there is more to consider when looking for an answer to this question, primarily if you are a first time or repeat taker. Continue reading

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Top 5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Being an Entrepreneur

start a small businessStarting your own business is super-exciting. It is something that is challenging, fulfilling, and different than any thing you have probably done in your life.

Unlike other goals, there is not a clear “start” or “finish.” There is not a set path. You have to find one as you go along. This brings a lot of surprises and challenges on the way. In this post, I discuss the advantages of being an entrepreneur as well as the disadvantages.

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Hate Practicing Law? Need a way out?

how to succeed in law school, mee seminar, pre-law, lsat, summer before law schoolHate Practicing Law? Need a way out? I litigated for three years after law school. I thought it was fine and fun for the most part. But it wasn’t super-fulfilling.  I would get irritated at having an unreasonable opposing counsel or unreasonable judge or unreasonable client! And I can only imagine that these are exaggerated in some areas of law. I was very lucky to like my boss and my coworkers and to enjoy my work, for the most part. But I know that many of my friends are not so lucky. Continue reading

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12 Best Tips for Working and Studying for the Bar Exam

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Are you planning on working and studying for the bar exam at the same time? You are definitely not alone. We have a lot of students each administration that take on these two challenging tasks! You are probably aware of the difficulties of working and studying for the bar exam–feeling tired, burnt out, sleep deprived, and not having much time to do anything else! It certainly poses a challenge, but it is definitely possible to do both.

In this post, we will outline our 12 best tips for working and studying for the bar exam. These are time-tested tips from many of our students who have successfully worked while studying for the bar exam. Continue reading

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So you want to start a small business (…Or Law Firm. Or side business?) Here are Five Tips to Start!

start a small businessA lot of our bar exam students (and even people who are not our students!) will set up appointments with me either after they take the bar exam or pass the bar exam to discuss business ideas they have and get our advice. Some want to start law firms. Others want to start side businesses selling products that they make. Others sell consulting services in a particular field where they have developed some experience. Continue reading

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How to Network in Law School

how to network in law school, pre-lawHow to Network in Law School:For many law students, the word “Networking” is a “dirty word”. It seems most students either love it or hate it, and those who hate it often feel uncomfortable with the idea of marketing themselves at networking events or using others as a stepping stone in their career path.  However, networking doesn’t have to be a “dirty word,” and students needs not feel uncomfortable with the true purpose of networking, which is not using others to advance their career.  Instead, networking is about forming lasting and reciprocal relationships. Continue reading

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Seven Tips for Creating a Professional and Polished LinkedIn Profile — For Law Students and Lawyers

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Given the prevalence of social media, it is not surprising that many employers are turning to LinkedIn to find new talent or—at the very least—using the site to “vet” potential candidates.  So, for aspiring and current law students, young lawyers, and those transitioning positions within the legal field, having a polished and professional LinkedIn profile is integral to success and may help you gain an edge over your competition. Below are some tips to help you put your best face forward! Continue reading

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Seven Interview Tips for Law Students

bar examAre you preparing for an interview at a firm or company?  Whether you are preparing to interview at a big firm, small firm, pro bono internship, or some other job that is related to the legal field, it is important that you are as prepared as possible for the interview. Below are some important interview tips for law students and those applying to jobs in the legal field.

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