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Confidence Meets Humility – The Young Lawyer’s Conundrum

There's a difficult balance to achieve when you walk into a law firm as a young lawyer. On the...

Yet Another Post about Lawyers and Christmas

'tis the season to write about Christmas mania, tra-la-la-la-lah, la lah... lah.... lah.

The Myth of the Heartless Lawyer

Although we're often painted as cold and unfeeling, the fact is that most lawyers got into the profession because of a deep desire to...

How to Survive the Rush before Christmas

Yep – we’re there already, and everybody is FREAKING OUT. Clients are bugging you to get things done. You’ve promised (or somebody has on your...

Generous Productivity – It’s Not Just About You

So many lawyers want to be more productive. We look for productivity hacks, tips, tricks and apps to help us do more in every...

Wasting Time, Spending Time, or Investing Time?

It's a pretty obvious choice - are you spending time, or investing it? For many, the options don't seem to exist. They think they...

Get Back to Work Already!

Lawyers work pretty hard. But some people seem to think that there is no amount of time in the office that could ever be...

Help! My “To Do” List is Massive!

What are you going to do over the next 12 months?  Does it ever bear thinking about? Here's my guess - you couldn't possibly boil...

What We’re All Doing Wrong (and why I do what I do)

I was privileged recently to be interviewed by Mitch Jackson for his latest project, Human Social. Check out the interview below where we cover a...

Are your Big Dreams Paralysing You?

  One of the things that I think frequently holds young lawyers back when it comes to their marketing and networking endeavours is a concern...

23 Great Excuses for you to Avoid Doing Anything Important

Lots of lawyers I meet are in a constant state of anxiety because they feel like they aren't getting enough done - in particular...

Are you Wasting Time and Energy on this common activity?

We're all striving to do more in our work day.  The pressures of clients, employers and colleagues starts to mount up very quickly.  The...

Good Habits make Productive Lawyers (just like rats, really)

As with many scientific breakthroughs, this one began with rats. You see, at the heart of your ability to be productive is your ability to...

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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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