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Do People Like you? Do you care?

If you've worked in a larger law firm then you've met this person.  They're the person who has been in practice for 45 years,...

What are Lawyers Terrified Of?

Many client service issues lawyers face are, at a fundamental level, a result of fear. At this point, I'd like to invite you to lie...

Does Your Career Plan Work for You?

"Career Plan" sounds like one of those pieces of paper (much like a "marketing plan") which is produced with a mammoth amount of effort,...

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...

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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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