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1 Do and 27 Don’ts of Effective Delegation for Lawyers

Effective delegation for lawyers involves more than just flinging files at people! Honestly, seeing lawyers delegate sometimes is enough to make me want to...

Ask More of the Right Questions

Have you stopped asking questions? For a lot of lawyers, the questions have stopped coming. We think we're there to give answers - not ask...

You are 100% Guaranteed to Stuff Something (or many things) Up

There is nothing in this world quite as certain as the fact that lawyers are 100% guaranteed to stuff something up during their legal...

Are you Going All In on your Legal Career?

Are you going all in on your legal career, or are you not invested? Here's the truth - most lawyers don't want to be...

Where are Your Battle Scars?

Scars result from damage. They fade, but they have changed us. As a lawyer, you're going to develop some scars over time. You'll survive...

How It’s Always Been Done vs How it Could be Done

It's a clash of how things have always been done, and whether or not that is a good enough reason for how things should...

Dear Senior Lawyers – You’re Ruining the Profession

An open letter to the senior members of the profession who aren't investing into the future generation I haven't done the "open letter" thing before,...

Moving Beyond Law School Theory

A little story about what lawyers really do... sort of I wasn't a very good law student. I could give you lots of excuses about why...

The Joy of Looking Stupid

Lawyers don't mind hard work. We love to hit the books, do some research (sometimes), write letters, debate issues, and answer questions. But you know...

Reality versus Perception (or, are you as useless as you feel?)

We all get that sinking feeling in the pit of our stomachs sometimes.  You know, the one where you've been asked to do something,...

3 Times I have Completely Failed

As lawyers, we're not very comfortable with failure. There is, of course, a good reason for that.  For us, failure comes not only at the...

Time to Double Down on your Strengths as a Lawyer

So many lawyers are out there trying to be everything to everyone - and I just don't get it. Here's a standard legal profile that...

You Don’t Have to Know Everything to be a Good Lawyer

A lot of young lawyers approach their practice with a certain amount of... freaking out. And it's not that beneficial - for them, for me...

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Should you Just Phone Your Opponent?

Ah yes, the great joy of the litigator: writing unbelievably long-winded letters back and forth for months to set out why your client is...

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...
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