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7 Things Lawyers Do that are Totally Immoral

I'm sure there are members of community the who think that everything lawyers do is immoral. I don't agree. However, I do think that over time...

Achievement > Planning

Statistically, many (if not most) of the people who made new years' resolutions will have already failed in maintaining them, or will shortly give...

How to Prioritize your Workload

Effectively prioritizing what you work on can make a dramatic difference to your day. Between angry partners, demanding clients, and your own feeling of actually getting...

7 Things you must Unlearn from Law School

It's no great secret that I have an uncomfortable tension with university education. For lawyers, it's a mandatory and expensive barrier to practice. So after...

The Mythical Concept of “Work/Life Balance”

It's time to wrap up the series on wellness by tackling a concept that has been doing the rounds for a generation now -...

You’re Looking at Stress the Wrong Way

Stress is an unavoidable component of legal practice. If you want to really experience joy in your legal career (yeah that's a thing) then you're...

Happiness Comes from Stripping Bare

Let me guess - you're pretty busy, right? I know - I'm pretty busy too. In fact, in any given day I could think about 9782...

Talking Loudly on the Bus

There are a few types of people who catch the bus. There are those who find the bus a place of peaceful solitude - they...

Law and Morality – An Impossible Mix?

There's a lot of controversy going on. Some of it, of course, is fictitious controversy - more an excuse for the online crowds to vent...

The Importance of Kind Words

Sometimes in the legal profession we create ourselves a little fiction.  It takes a number of forms, but by and large it can be...

7 Ways to Make a Good First Impression

I'm sure you've noticed this: there are some people you meet, and you instantly feel calm, happy, and delighted to meet them.  Others you...

Are you Trying Too Hard to Be Liked?

Many, if not most, of us have a pathological desire to be liked. It's instilled in us from a young age, and generally fostered from...

11 Reasons that Law Firms should Unlock Social Media

Not surprisingly, many law firms block social media access to a number of sites through the firm's internet connection.  This article is about why...

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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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