Live the Legal Dream With These 7 Top Lawyer Lifestyle Tips

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on December 01, 2016 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

To be a great lawyer, you've got to walk the walk, talk the talk, and work till your eyes bleed. But if you want to feel more like the dapper attorneys you see on prime time, and less like an overworked associate, you need more than just a J.D. and a job. You need a bit of style.

To help you out, here are our top legal lifestyle tips so that you can be the most lawyerly lawyer you can be.

1. Lawyers, If You Want to Get Ahead, Dress the Part

We've all seen lawyers in cheap suits (or, God forbid, pajamas) and let's just say we're not too impressed. But your clothes don't just impact how people feel about you, they can change how you feel about yourself. So if you want that extra boost, make sure you're dressed sharply.

2. Law Suits: 3 Tips for Finding a Suit That Fits

Speaking of dressing sharply, let's start with the basics: fit. If you're one of the lucky few, you might be able to get away with wearing a suit straight off the rack. But if you're like the rest of us, you're probably not proportioned like a mannequin. So consider taking your office clothes to a tailor. And please, never wear a black suit.

3. 10 Dos and Don'ts for Law Firm Happy Hours

Being a lawyer isn't all late-night memo writing and exorbitant tailoring bills. You get to indulge in a bit of fun every now and then, too. Often, that includes a firm happy hour. These are a great way to mingle and relax, but make sure you're getting through the alcohol-fueled social interaction alright by following these tips.

4. 6 Apps That Will Come in Handy When You're Drunk

Did that happy hour run a bit long? Don't worry. With a few apps, you can make sure you're set to get home safely (leave your keys behind, please) or able to continue the festivities late into the night.

5. 5 Dog Breeds for the Busy Associate Attorney

Nothing is better than the cuddly, drooly, unconditional love of a dog. (Not even children.) But, when you're working 80 hours a week, you'll need to find a furry friend who doesn't require an excessive amount of time and attention. Here are some breeds that should match your lifestyle.

6. Hot or Not: Are Lawyers Dateable?

Do people want to date lawyers? Would you want to date a lawyer? Yes. Here's why.

7. 99 Things to Do With Your JD, Besides Practice Law

There's nothing more lawyerly than leaving the law. If the legal lifestyle isn't doing it for you anymore, or if you're simply looking for the next adventure, here are 99 alternatives for you to pursue.

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