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 »


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 »


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 »


Staying Healthy: 10 Tips for Traveling Lawyers

By | Apr.17.12 | 2 Comments

Business travel can be bad for your health. In fact, studies show that health risks increase as travel increases. Extensive travelers are 92 percent more likely to be obese and 260 percent more likely to …Continue reading »