Professionalism


On Balance

You’re Not Hired! Rules of Non-Engagement (Letters)

By | Oct.20.14 | No Comments

When you speak to potential clients, your goal is to hear them say, “You’re hired!” — or words to that effect. Then out goes the engagement letter, in comes the retainer an[...]

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Curmudgeon's Perspective

Not My First Time at the Fashion Rodeo

By | Oct.15.14 | 1 Comment

I've been through a few fashion trends and I appreciate others' perspectives on style. In our profession, it’s important to look ... professional. Looking good can help bolste[...]

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Lawyering Skills

The Ultimate Answer to Tough Questions

By | Oct.07.14 | 2 Comments

I still remember my first day in torts class. Old man river, my respectable professor, called on me to analyze an opinion from some archaic case. “Ms. (unfortunately easy-to-p[...]

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Back to Basics

How to Avoid a Malpractice Claim

By | Sep.03.14 | No Comments

In most areas of law practice, problems with lawyer-client communications are the number one cause of malpractice claims, followed closely by basic deadline and time management iss[...]

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Tips for the Well-Dressed (Male) Lawyer

By | Jul.15.14 | 2 Comments

Every new parent knows there are far more clothing options for baby girls than for baby boys. While selections have improved in the past decade or so, it can still be a struggle to[...]

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Civility: Why It’s Critical to Keep Your Cool

By | Jun.12.14 | 1 Comment

Find yourself feeling irritated? Frustrated? Downright grind-your-teeth angry? Maybe you skipped breakfast. And lunch. Maybe your spouse was nasty to you at dinner last night. May[...]

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