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Passionate Professional or Pitiful Plodder?

The news is not good:  when asked, most lawyers find most parts of their job, and most of their clients, "tolerable", "acceptable" or "terrible"...

Read Widely and Often

Over time, lawyers will consume thousands upon thousands of pages of text.  They will devour hundreds of articles, thousands of cases, and a baffling...

Dead End Job, or Dead End Lawyer?

Recently I enquired why “lawyers hate their jobs”, and I set out some reasons why I couldn’t really understand it very well. As a follow...

Comfort Zone – What a Stupid Name

Picture this:  you’re sitting in the most comfortable chair you can think of.  In your hand is a glass of your favourite beverage.  It’s...

Do you “Own the Room” in meetings?

There is a difficult transition which all lawyers make at some point or another.  It is where you go from being a dormant, mute...

Earning Trust

The term "trusted advisor" has, justifiably, been used as the goal of many legal practitioners now for some time.  It is a status, a...

A Little bit about Profit

Many lawyers don't have a good grasp of profit, so here's a quick summary to get you started. Simply put, profit is, in a law...

Can you Avoid the Tyranny of the Urgent?

So you get to work, say hello to your colleagues and after about 30 minutes you've caught up on the news, had a cup...

Delegation – Do you get it right?

Effective delegation is a critical component of any functioning law practice that has more than one person and expects to grow. Why is Delegation Important? Some...

Work Life Balance – Do you Sleep in Your Office?

Work life balance can be one of those elusive concepts.  Everyone talks about it; law firms say that they have it - but very...

Be Nice to Rachelle

Are you lucky enough to have a personal assistant?  If so, do you think of yourself that way - lucky? My assistant's name is Rachelle,...

Lawyer – Still a Noble Profession?

Lawyers, by and large, cop a fair battering from media.  After all, media about lawyers ripping people off, betraying trust of their clients, acting...

13 Things Mentally Strong People Do

Turning your brain from don't to do can be a challenging but rewarding process. LifeHack posted an article a little while ago called "13 Things...

Latest news

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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