Skills


Drafting Skills

Legal Editing with Three Simple Questions

By | Jun.26.14 | 1 Comment

Cribbing from commercial forms and recycling language from documents you’ve already created saves a lot of time and aggravation when you’re drafting new documents. No one needs[...]

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Get to the Point

Ditch the Pronoun and Just Call Your Darlin’ “Darlin’”

By | May.21.14 | 2 Comments

In her "Get to the Point" columns, Teddy Snyder has led us all to question our writing and speaking habits (and our hot dog acumen). In particular, "Lawyers' Top Three Grammar Goof[...]

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40 Ways to Make Networking Work

By | May.07.14 | 6 Comments

Every lawyer needs a good network. With fellow lawyers, yes. But you need lots of other people in your network as well. And not just because it's a source of good new business. Sma[...]

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Get To The Point

Cure Bad Speech Habits: “It’s, Like, Y’know, Amazing!”

By | Apr.21.14 | 2 Comments

If I hear an awards show red-carpet doyenne say “Your gown is amazing” one more time, I think I will puke on my tray-table. How about “terrific” or “magnificent” or “[...]

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Get to the Point!

Why a TED Talk Is Like a Chicago Hot Dog

By | Apr.03.14 | 2 Comments

These days it seems like everybody wants to claim, “I gave a TED talk.” The reason? These talks are famous for being fresh and interesting. TED talks are no longer than 18 minu[...]

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Law Practice Management

Run a Great Meeting

By | Jan.27.14 | 1 Comment

For law firms, January is a time for decision-making and planning. That means meetings — lots of meetings. Unfortunately, too many of these meetings are a frustrating waste of [...]

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