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Social Media and Your Legal Job Search [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Vault Law Editors | June 23, 2021

Searching for your next legal job is a job in itself. From Clubhouse to Twitter, read on to see how social media tools can help advance your job search.

How to Dress Without the Stress: Navigating the Business Casual Dress Code

by Ashley Reed & Shelley Awe | June 22, 2021

Time to trade in your yoga pants for office attire? It may be especially challenging if your dress code is business casual—here are tips for nailing the look.

Tips for Negotiating Your Lateral Associate Offer

by Vault Law Editors | June 21, 2021

Everything is negotiable—including your law firm job offer. Read on for advice on how to gain leverage as a lateral candidate and key areas to negotiate.

Tips for Increasing Your Productivity [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Ashley Reed | June 15, 2021

In honor of World Productivity Day on June 20, here are some quick tips for getting your work done without unnecessary distractions and delays.

Summer Associate Secrets to Success and Mistakes to Avoid

by Proskauer Rose LLP | June 14, 2021

Navigating the ins and outs of your summer associate program can be daunting. Here are 10 tips to help you shine as a summer associate.

Vault Rankings in Action: The Best Law Firms for LGBTQ+ Individuals

by Vault Law Editors | June 10, 2021

In these videos, attorneys at Vault's Best Law Firms for LGBTQ+ Individuals discuss their firms' diversity initiatives and share advice for evaluating firms.

Perfect Zoom Backgrounds for Lawyers & Law Students

by Ashley Reed & Mary Kate Sheridan | June 09, 2021

Going virtual doesn't mean you have to sacrifice professionalism (or style!). Check out these Zoom backgrounds for all your legal meetings and events.

Tips for Recovering Your Law School GPA

by Ashley Reed | June 01, 2021

If you didn’t achieve the grades you were hoping for this semester, here are some tips for future improvement.

Ten Tips for the Virtual OCI Process

by Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP | June 01, 2021

OCI is fast approaching, and many firms will continue to interview law students virtually. These tips will help you get organized and prepare for interview day.

Practice Perspectives: Everything You Need to Know About Legal Practice Areas

by Mary Kate Sheridan | May 26, 2021

Vault's 2021 Practice Perspectives guide is here! Take a sneak peak into life as a corporate lawyer and as a litigator at some of the most prestigious firms.