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What Gets you Up in the Morning?

If you're going to have a successful legal career that actually fulfills you, then you've got to determine why you do what you do. Recently...

What’s the Point of You Anyway?

It's all well and good for me to write article after article about focus, productivity, efficiency and the like, but ultimately it all falls...

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...

You Need a Mentor – RIGHT NOW

If you are a lawyer or soon-to-be lawyer, you need to find a mentor. This should be a pretty obvious statement, but I think the...

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"....

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"...

Why do lawyers hate their jobs? (and why you don’t have to)

Every day I have the misfortune of meeting lawyers who, it seems to me, hate their jobs. They complain about clients, administration, fees, management, human...

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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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