Professional Development


17 Things I Wish I Knew as a First-Year Associate

By | Mar.11.14 | 2 Comments

A family friend will be graduating from law school this spring and starting his career at a large law firm next fall. Asked to provide some advice, I started compiling tips and rec[...]

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Nothing But the Ruth!

Lawyers and CLE Courses: What Are You Really Doing?

By | Mar.10.14 | No Comments

As I looked out at the audience while teaching a CLE course recently, I started to wonder how many of them were there because they were interested in the material or because they j[...]

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The Friday Five

Five Ways to Boost Your Presence (and Confidence) with Clients, Judges and Everyone Else

By | Jan.31.14 | 1 Comment

It's a short list of skills that separate great performers from average performers. Confidence, also called presence, is one of those critical skills. Those who have it (or fake it[...]

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The Friday Five

Five Ways to Invest in Yourself

By | Sep.20.13 | No Comments

I appreciate a nice, tidy “to-do” list — and how moving through the list can offer clarity of purpose, digestible milestones and a sense of accomplishment. But when it comes[...]

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Book Excerpt

Partnership: It’s Not Just Lawyering Anymore

By | Apr.02.13 | 2 Comments

Law firm professional development director and lawyer Marian Lee has written a wise new book with the advice so many lawyers hunger for—how to thrive in the law firm world. Build[...]

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The Friday Five

Conference-Palooza: They Didn’t Teach This Stuff in Law School

By | Feb.15.13 | 2 Comments

It's that time of year—conference season! So for this week's Friday Five, we're checking out the "coming events" that promise to put a polish on your practice management know-how[...]

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