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Professional goals for 2018

For me it’s try civil cases. For 2017 it was learn more ba ambulancechaser201312/30/17
Same. Try more cases. Only had one civil jury trial this pas tcpaul12/30/17
Find a new job. fettywap12/30/17
Get a post-clerkship job. dharamsala12/30/17
Are you clerking right now? You've still got time. Most of lilgub01/03/18
Win at least 1 of the 4 sex assault trials that I have comin thirdtierlaw12/30/17
Win my first individual hearing isthisit12/30/17
1. Get a contracting officer’s warrant. Probably limited b flyer1412/30/17
Do it! Come join the landed gentry. isthisit12/31/17
Not get fired, I guess. 3lol12/31/17
Earn the confidence of more clients of my boomer aged mentor themapmaster12/31/17
Find a mentor. aknas12/31/17
Keep a less messy working desk area. I have piles and piles ugly01/02/18
Umm breathing I guess. When you go to the easy side (governm cocolawyer01/02/18
Make 2018 the last full year doing what I'm doing. inho2solo01/02/18
Get a post clerkship job and publish an app. junkwired01/03/18
Happy New Year to everyone. These are my last few months patenttrollnj01/04/18
My goal is to find a decent paying, PERMANENT position. I d bittersweet01/04/18
Find a new job and/or become crypto millionaire and quit gladigotaphdinstead01/04/18
ambulancechaser2013 (Dec 30, 2017 - 3:11 pm)

For me it’s try civil cases. For 2017 it was learn more basic civil litigation (California state court). I did so making the transition from workers’ comp and personal injury into straight up 100% civil litigation.

In 2018 I want to try civil cases. I have tried criminal cases in the past.

Happy New Year to all!

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tcpaul (Dec 30, 2017 - 3:17 pm)

Same. Try more cases. Only had one civil jury trial this past year. Hoping to get three this year but so much of it is out of my control.

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fettywap (Dec 30, 2017 - 3:27 pm)

Find a new job.

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dharamsala (Dec 30, 2017 - 4:40 pm)

Get a post-clerkship job.

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lilgub (Jan 3, 2018 - 9:34 am)

Are you clerking right now? You've still got time. Most of my class (4 years ago) didn't get even bites until Early in the new year and didn't really start locking down jobs until March thru May or even june.

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thirdtierlaw (Dec 30, 2017 - 6:25 pm)

Win at least 1 of the 4 sex assault trials that I have coming up. Only 1 is really "tryable", the others are losers without a miracle. But it's guys with long records, with losers of cases, so they almost can't do worse than the state is offering if they lose at trial.

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isthisit (Dec 30, 2017 - 9:27 pm)

Win my first individual hearing

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flyer14 (Dec 30, 2017 - 10:24 pm)

1. Get a contracting officer’s warrant. Probably limited but it puts me in a good position to get a GS-13.
2. Buy my first apartment building. I’ve been talking about my slumlord ambitions for a while and they’ll be a reality next year

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isthisit (Dec 31, 2017 - 1:35 pm)

Do it! Come join the landed gentry.

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3lol (Dec 31, 2017 - 12:38 am)

Not get fired, I guess.

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themapmaster (Dec 31, 2017 - 2:42 am)

Earn the confidence of more clients of my boomer aged mentor.

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aknas (Dec 31, 2017 - 2:33 pm)

Find a mentor.

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ugly (Jan 2, 2018 - 3:57 pm)

Keep a less messy working desk area. I have piles and piles of cases/references everywhere around my desk, due to my preference in reading over paper medium over any other.

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cocolawyer (Jan 2, 2018 - 8:05 pm)

Umm breathing I guess. When you go to the easy side (government) your ambitions professionally is simply...is it 5:00 pm yet? I would only leave this job for an international job in China or Sweden.

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inho2solo (Jan 2, 2018 - 9:00 pm)

Make 2018 the last full year doing what I'm doing.

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junkwired (Jan 3, 2018 - 12:06 pm)

Get a post clerkship job and publish an app.

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patenttrollnj (Jan 4, 2018 - 2:24 pm)

Happy New Year to everyone.

These are my last few months practicing law, so this year I really need to start moving into some other career.

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bittersweet (Jan 4, 2018 - 5:50 pm)

My goal is to find a decent paying, PERMANENT position. I don't care if it's in the legal field or not.

I am so tired of the [email protected] temp treadmill.

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gladigotaphdinstead (Jan 4, 2018 - 7:39 pm)

Find a new job and/or become crypto millionaire and quit

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