Skills


Power User

For Better or Worse: Customizing Styles in Microsoft Word

By | Sep.25.14 | 2 Comments

In last month’s column, "Stylin’ It in Microsoft Word," I showed how using Word's default Styles to format documents can make your life much easier — and urged you to "leave[...]

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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. To many a la[...]

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Get to the Point!

Avoid Clichés? As If!

By | Aug.07.14 | 2 Comments

Teddy Snyder’s post of August 7, 2014 was published with the editorial addition of language Teddy would not have used. We regret the oversight and provide the corrected post here[...]

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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 c[...]

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Writing Tips from Gary Kinder

Words Matter: Writing the First Three Sentences

By | Aug.05.14 | 2 Comments

Lawyer, writer and writing instructor Gary Kinder wants lawyers to get to the point quickly in their communications with clients. “Too often lawyers write a letter to the clien[...]

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Timekeeping & Billing

Three Ways to Better Billing

By | Jul.22.14 | No Comments

Billing. It’s not something we like to talk about, but it is something lawyers have to do regularly, so it deserves some attention. Making sure you capture all of your billable t[...]

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