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No time like Billable Time

We've all been there - the desire to ensure that we're clocking up enough billable hours. I know that there are a few law firms...

Losing a Court Case Sucks

The title is a little self-evident here.  Does anyone want to argue that losing a Court case is a good feeling?  As highly motivated,...

How to Deal with Complaints – when the client is wrong

Knowing how to deal with complaints is a very difficult skill to master. It's even harder when the client is irrational or the complaint...

Admitting your Mistakes – Risks versus Rewards

Lawyers are not good at admitting our mistakes.  In fact, some lawyers will never admit that they made a mistake, no matter how blatantly...

Wisdom – An Undervalued Characteristic

Strength.  Confidence.  Articulation.  Persistence.  Knowledge. Intelligence.  These are the characteristics we most commonly see among those most valued.  But what about wisdom?  To some...

Why you need to Pick Up the Phone

There is a view among the public at large about lawyers.  Have you spotted it?  You see it in “lawyer jokes”, in complaints, in...

Lawyers should be more Intolerant

Intolerance is wonderful.  In fact I would almost go so far as to say that being intolerant is one of the more useful characteristics...

Busting Some Leadership Myths

There's no doubt about it - leadership is a hot topic, and has been now for quite some time.  Every day I see articles...

Lawyers Need More Energy to Be More Productive

We all know them - those lawyers and attorneys who get a million things done in the time it takes us to do 10....

Focus for Lawyers – clarity when life gets blurry

If I were to start writing out my current "to-do" list in this post, then it would be the single longest article in my...

Time Recording – A Primer on Billing “by the unit”

When I went to Uni, I had (at least in theory) an infinite amount of time in which to accomplish any task.  In business terms...

There are Good days. And There are Bad Days

If you've been reading this site for a while, you will know that I am a big fan of what I call "overwhelming positivity"....

The Adaptive Lawyer

Most Law Firms are not good at adapting.  Perhaps you have noticed? In fact, I would go so far as to say that most Law...

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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...

Perhaps you ARE an Imposter

I've spoken about imposter syndrome before, but it's making a bit of a comeback around the place so I thought I'd touch...
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