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Ep. 7: Acting the Part: Tips for the Legal Workplace

If you’ve listened to our last three episodes, you’ve hopefully gathered the resources, tips and tricks you need to acquire a summer associateship or even your first post-grad job. Now what? What are the soft and hard skills you need to succeed in a legal workplace? In this episode, we speak with two experienced attorneys about some of the less tangible expertise you’ll need in your cache to excel.

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Produced by Lynz Floren and Melissa Algaze, with assistance from Shawn Talley, Aaron Estrada, and Vanessa Villagomez.

Guests (in order of appearance):

Peter Schnaitman


Peter Schnaitman, with the Law Office of Peter Schnaitman, is a skilled trial attorney focusing his practice on complex litigation, general counseling, and corporate transactions. He has been trial counsel in numerous California and national matters litigating a wide range of disputes involving contracts, trade secrets, unfair competition, product liability actions, and employment and land disputes. Also a transactional lawyer, his practice includes drafting agreements, counseling, and advising clients in connection with a wide variety of transactions so as to promote regulatory compliance, avoid litigation, and minimize exposure to risk.


Miriam Benor, Firmwide Manager of Talent Development, PIllsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


Miriam Benor is the Firmwide Manager of Talent Development at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Miriam oversees the firm’s Litigation, IP, and Insolvency training, runs the firm’s mentorship and writing coaching programs, plans multiple annual firmwide conferences, assists with the administration of the firm’s pro bono program, conducts orientations for newly-on boarded attorneys, leads and develops training programs, and serves as one of the firm’s internal career coaches. Having started her career as a litigator in New York, Miriam made the move to law school career counseling in 2011 and served as the Associate Director of Career Development at Pepperdine University School of Law for five years. She holds leadership roles in various industry groups and gives presentations in-house, at conferences, and at area schools on career development topics. She earned her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.



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