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Is Your Firm’s Culture a Toxic Cesspool?

When I decided to approach the topic of bad law firm cultures, I assured myself that I would do so with a reasonably balanced...

The Dark Side of Flexible Work Hours

In a discussion that's starting to look like the quest for the holy grail, the chants of "we want flexible work arrangements!" are increasing...

Finding your Sweet Spot in your Legal Career

If you're aiming for a legal career that you actually enjoy (which I highly recommend you do) then one thing is certain: it might...

Are you Utilising your Mentor To Best Advantage?

The number one problem with mentoring programs in law firms is this: nobody knows what to do with them. https://youtu.be/oCJyMJEIGPg Hooray for Mentoring! Except... Here's my take:...

Some Lawyers SHOULD Leave the Law

It's not always a bad thing that the profession is seeing people leaking out of it in the early years.  In fact - sometimes...

5 Phases of your Legal Career

A legal career doesn't simply stay the same from go to woe. It's a fluid, dynamic thing to which you need to adapt as...

Why I Don’t Like the Phrase “Work/Life Balance”

It's not because work/life balance is a non-existent dream. It's because it doesn't accurately describe what we should be aspiring to in our legal...

4 Terrible Reasons to Become a Lawyer

Lots of people decide, or want, to do a law degree. But in light of the massive numbers of lawyers leaving the profession within...

It’s a Wrap – The 10 Best Tips for Lawyers in 2016

2016 has been a massive year. Given the date, you're going to now see all the blogs around the world to start writing a...

The Trump Factor – A Lesson in Bravado and Base Instincts

So if you stopped paying attention yesterday for a bit, then you might have missed the fact that Donald Trump just became the next...

Are Lawyers Trained to be Inhuman?

I always find it interesting to think about “how lawyers are”. I’m sure you’ve noticed it – we have a way of thinking, a...

Trying to Find a Legal Job? Then Stop it – you’re wasting time

I know - it sounds a little harsh, doesn't it? After all, you need a job, you need some money, and your entire self...

Why I’m Leaving Legal Practice (sort of)

Recently I completed my last day as a full time employee of a law firm. I've got to say - it's a strange feeling, because...

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Or… We Could Just Fire You Instead

Recently I took a bit of a shot at law firms trying to pretend that their COVID-related pay cuts came with associated reduced working...

40% Pay Cut, 140% Full Time Load

It's been fascinating watching law firms react (in advance) to what they believed was going to be the horror story of COVID-19.

How to Make the Most of Your CLE

Attending any kind of continuing legal education can feel like it was largely a waste of time - even if it came with a...

Legal Careers Are Awesome

Recently I mentioned what I thought was a fairly self-evident concept: being a lawyer is actually pretty challenging. If...

Earning the Right to Speak

When I was a younger lawyer, I tended to speak my mind more often than was appropriate. Thankfully, I had (mostly) patient...
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