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Advocacy for New Lawyers – Your First Time on your Feet

It's going to happen - at some point in your legal career you're going to have to come out from behind your desk, stand...

Communication Techniques of Effective Advocates

Advocacy is a pretty important subset of communication, and using proper techniques as an advocate can really help you deliver an effective and persuasive...

The 5 Stand Out Articles from 2014

Like many people, at the end of each year I take a look at what was good, bad and ugly in the preceding 12...

How to Infuriate a Judge in 4 Easy Steps

Depending on your perspective, Judges lie somewhere between a necessary evil and the pinnacle of the justice system.  Whatever your view, however, the fact is...

Public Speaking Tips – Advocacy

Advocacy for young lawyers is a big deal.  It is, after all, what many lawyers went into practice after seeing on TV.  What we...

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,...

Public Speaking Tips for Lawyers

Not all lawyers are good at public speaking.  It's a little disappointing, right?  I mean, we see all those awesome arguments, debates, and engagements...

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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...

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...
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