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Presenting Electronically In Trial – Five Things To Think About

Last week I watched a trial.  Usually, I do this from the “hotseat,” running the electronic trial technology and presenting exhibits.  This time, I was there to be sure that the wireless network in the court room did not go down during trial.  [Lessons confirmed:  1 - Do not rely on the courthouse wireless network [...]

By | 2017-07-27T15:48:33+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Law Tech, Managing Your Practice|0 Comments

Legal Ethics: US And England Compared

The perception of attorneys in the US is dismal. The perception of the legal profession in the US is unfortunately unfavorable in general. A 2007 Gallup Poll looking at “unfavorable attitudes” showed that only advertising executives (58% highly unfavorable) and lobbyists (42% highly unfavorable) fared worse than lawyers (35% highly unfavorable). This is a bleak [...]

By | 2017-08-04T11:57:11+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Managing Your Practice|0 Comments

Free Ezine: The New Associate’s Guide To Business Development

Big firm or small, there’s a single question the partners in any law firm ask about a young associate: “Is she a keeper?” And, while legal skills count, it’s clear they’re thinking: “Can she bring in clients?” Help has arrived — in the form of a new 30-page downloadable ezine from Attorney at Work. “Build [...]

How To Prepare For A Meaningful Law Career

I continue to be quite concerned about how we got to this point (my 50th year in the legal profession and my 30th year providing career advice to lawyers and law students) where an extraordinary high percentage of lawyers are dissatisfied; for example, a recent survey found that the unhappiest job in America is BigLaw [...]

By | 2017-09-06T14:02:10+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Young Lawyers' Corner|0 Comments

Should You Try Mediation Most Of The Time? Yes.

Disputes happen. Frankly, if disputes didn't happen, most lawyers (solo or otherwise) would be out of business. Whether you're in an active battle because a client didn't get paid or was (heaven forbid) injured, or are looking at a contract and determining the likely impact of certain clauses should a dispute arise, our lives as [...]

By | 2017-08-10T10:48:36+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Substantive Law and Litigation|0 Comments

Two Essential Skills To Achieve Greater Work-Life Balance

Your automatic creative mechanism is teleological… it operates in terms of goals and end results. ~ Maxwell Maltz How committed are you to achieving any of the goals you have set? There is a difference between being interested in achieving something, and stopping at nothing to do everything in your power to accomplish a dream. One of [...]

By | 2017-08-04T11:51:27+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Keeping It All Together|0 Comments

2016 Social Media 101 For Business

Did you know that there are over 523,000,000 active social media users worldwide? People are turning to social media not just to post photos and videos but also find amazing products and services that can actually make a positive difference to their lives. It could be anything ranging from video games to food supplements to [...]

By | 2017-07-28T10:56:56+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Law Tech|0 Comments