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“We’ve Always Done it That Way”

Lawyers are trained to look to the past. We consider precedents as the fundamental basis for our legal decisions - facts, matters and circumstances on...

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...

Generous Productivity

Are lawyers generous?  Sometimes we are, and certainly there are plenty examples of lawyers and firms giving to charitable causes on a regular basis. But...

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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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