Professional Development


Talking Back

How to Ask for Feedback

By | Dec.18.14 | 1 Comment

If you’ve ever had someone say to you, “Come in here and shut the door,” because you “need some feedback” on that project you just finished, you may have an instant aversion to the word …Continue reading »


Curmudgeon's Perspective

Best Way to Deal with a Jerk?

By | Dec.16.14 | 4 Comments

The associate walked into my office clearly upset and asked if we could talk. She closed the door and let loose: “George is such an asshole! He makes my life miserable and now he’s given me a bad …Continue reading »


Resigned to Being in the Rut?

By | Sep.29.14 | No Comments

Lawyers can easily find themselves, very early in their careers, in a predicament of epic proportions. It happens when you don’t know what to do next, and end up in a rut — a long, deep track …Continue reading »


Back to Basics

How to Master Your Fear of Speaking

By | Sep.04.14 | 1 Comment

Yes, we can hear the jokes now. A lawyer who is afraid to speak is like a vegan at a steakhouse — not only rare (no pun intended) but also a bit laughable. But wait. …Continue reading »


Fake It 'Til You Make It

Tips to Boost Your Confidence

By | Aug.06.14 | 1 Comment

When teaching speaking skills to lawyers, the first question is why participants are there. What do they want out of the session? The most common answer is they want to feel more confident. They want …Continue reading »


Nine Ways to Enhance Your Online Job Application

By | Jul.16.14 | 1 Comment

The wait to hear about an online job application is often too long, and the process is often discouraging.  If you don’t have a personal connection to the employer, it will be difficult to get …Continue reading »