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MM2020_Video: When is it okay to say no?

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Description

Hira is only a second-year law student and she's already hearing horror stories of working at a law firm, of what is demanded of new associates.

  • When is it okay to say no?
  • How do you deal with stress and being overwhelmed without risking losing your job or coming off as incompetent?
  • What kinds of questions can we ask current employees or hiring managers on the front end to ensure that the environment is a good fit?
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Contributors

  • Susan Smith Blakely

    Susan's legal background includes private practice with law firms specializing in litigation and land use law, experience in both state and federal courts, and service in the public sector. After 25 years of practice and public service, Susan retired as a law firm partner to devote herself to issues challenging young lawyers. Find out more about Susan and her books here.

  • Hira Javed

    Hira is from Brooklyn, NY, where she attended Adelphi University. She currently lives in the Washington, DC area where she is a Juris Doctor candidate (2021) at the American University Washington College of Law. She is also a pupil member of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court. Connect with Hira!