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4 Truths About Time Management

Time management is one of the most important skills for a lawyer to develop. Too often, though, we tell ourselves that "time management" means the...

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...

Why Lawyers should Audit Their Life

So I've talked about drift recently, and for the moment I'm going to leave that where it is. Today I'm going to address one of the...

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...

11 Reasons that Law Firms should Unlock Social Media

Not surprisingly, many law firms block social media access to a number of sites through the firm's internet connection.  This article is about why...

Silence is Still Golden

I'm certain that you've heard it said by now - the world is getting noisier. And it's true. We are now able to be connected with...

Do you use being Busy as a Status Symbol?

Do you wear your tired and your busy as badges of honour?  Have you ever thought about how stupid that is? On the one hand,...

5 Critical Jedi Lawyer Skills

  At Tips for Lawyers we (OK - I) like to occasionally celebrate the fact that complete and total nerds are pretty prevalent in the...

Why you Need to Stop Discounting your Time

One of the things young lawyers in my experience struggle with is their ability to see the value in what they do. I see the...

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...

Don’t Litigate with your Trolls

  As a litigation lawyer, I've been trained to think in a particular way. So have you. In fact, irrespective of the area of law...

Have you been derailed?

  What do you do when everything gets out of hand? Particularly irritating is when it's not your fault.  An injustice is done to you,...

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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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