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Five Freaky Friday Workplace Trends

From ghost jobs to ghost towns, a few spooky tips to keep you on your toes.

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opposing counsel

Shutting Down Uncivil Opposing Counsel

It's been said (often) that lawyers were genteel, professional and respectful of their colleagues in the past. But the last few decades haven't been good ones for the profession on that front. Intimidation, shabby lawyering, "over-papering" and arrogance seem to run rampant. In some cases, judges have even ordered civility training for lawyers. (And there were some big repercussions.) If you're going to be a lawyer today—and be a professional—it's best to arm yourself with some effective ways to react in the face of the incivility. To that end, here is advice about how to respond in two situations where bad behavior is most likely to occur.

Originally published October 28, 2022
Last updated November 26, 2022
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overworked lawyers

Escaping the Overworked and Overwhelmed Cycle

Jamie Spannhake | Overworked lawyers know how it goes: Overwhelmed working on numerous matters, we feel we can never catch up. It is time to explore changes.

Originally published October 28, 2022
Last updated November 24, 2022
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technology and law

Three Ways Technology is Changing the Business of Law

Technology presents opportunities for honing processes and rethinking traditional models. Remote-work tools and technology-assisted review are among the ways it's moving the legal field forward today.

Originally published October 28, 2022
Last updated November 24, 2022
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systems and procedures

Systems and Procedures: Making Your Practice Work Well — Consistently

How many times have you tried to program a new piece of technology — for instance, a new smart TV —  without the manual? How’d that go? How many times has a team member forgotten a task or step in a matter? How often have you done the same? In “Why Lawyers Really Struggle with Work-Life Balance,” I gave six steps to building a practice that runs smoothly and allows you to have a life. In this post, we’ll discuss the third step: building better systems and procedures.

Originally published October 28, 2022
Last updated December 6, 2022
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depression in lawyers

Depression in Lawyers: Bad News and Good News

Gray Robinson | Depression in lawyers can stem from obsession over perfection, secondary PTSD, imposter syndrome, and more.

Originally published October 28, 2022
Last updated November 25, 2022
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