Health


Five Ways Mindfulness Can Benefit Lawyers

By | Aug.20.14 | 6 Comments

Mindfulness means to be in the present and to accept each moment without preference or judgment. It’s an ancient practice that comes from Buddhism. It’s not a religious practice. Rather, it’s a way to engage …Continue reading »


CAREER BALANCE

Is Your Professional Life Personally Fulfilling?

By | Sep.23.13 | 1 Comment

The degree to which individual lawyers fail to find professional life personally fulfilling can be a clear indicator of their level of risk of a malpractice claim or disciplinary complaint. So let’s go with that. Ask …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Relax and Take Five for Yourself!

By | Jun.21.13 | No Comments

As of 1:04 a.m. EST, it’s officially summer! And about darn time. Since we’re feeling the celebratory summer solstice joy today, we’re revisiting one of our favorite posts, with well-timed advice on ways to enjoy …Continue reading »


The Reading List

Wise Lawyers Don’t Eat Junk

By | May.01.13 | No Comments

Stop! Put down that maple-drizzled oat-pecan scone and back away, slowly. Now think: Are those 440 empty calories worth of sugar, fat and carbs truly the best way for a lawyer to refuel in the afternoon? …Continue reading »


LAWYERS SHOULD LEAD THE WAY

Be Younger Next Year

By | Nov.13.12 | No Comments

I wanted to be a lawyer even when I was a little kid, and I was right. I loved the practice. Absolutely loved it. Hell, I loved law school, which is weird. But after 25 …Continue reading »


Worried About a Colleague?

Delicate Conversations: Is It Depression?

By | Sep.24.12 | 1 Comment

It may be among the toughest conversations you ever have to initiate. But when you think a colleague is in trouble it is worse, for both your friend and the firm, to avoid the issue. …Continue reading »


Worried About a Colleague?

Delicate Conversations: If You Suspect Substance Abuse

By | Sep.12.12 | 2 Comments

It may be among the toughest conversations you ever have to initiate. But when you think a colleague is in trouble—experiencing difficulties with drugs and alcohol or spiraling into a seemingly intractable depression, for example—it …Continue reading »


A Field Guide for Mobile Lawyers

By | Jun.29.12 | 4 Comments

You can (and do) work anywhere—seat 32F, the B train, hotel bars, little league bleachers and wherever your feet (and your luggage) may land. With just a smartphone and a change of underwear, you’re off in …Continue reading »


Balance

Sanity Tips for Road Warriors

By | May.30.12 | No Comments

The life of a successful lawyer who travels constantly for work can sound attractive, even alluring … to those who don’t have to do it. They imagine going to exotic places, meeting with important people …Continue reading »


The Friday Five, Unplugged

Things to Do When the Internet’s Down

By | Apr.20.12 | No Comments

Obviously, Attorney at Work lives here on the Internet. As does nearly everything else in the civilized world. But sometimes—be it solar flares, high winds, an ISP blunder or a vast electronic conspiracy—you lose access …Continue reading »