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The Dis-Associate’s Tips for the Young Traveling Lawyer

By | May.20.15 | No Comments

Young lawyer or even slightly more “mature,” every lawyer can use pointers on avoiding the awkwardness of business travel. Former columnist William Melater offers help in this classic “how to” from the Attorney at Work Archives. Initially, …Continue reading »

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Tips for the Young Traveling Lawyer

By | Mar.11.13 | No Comments

Initially, it was just awkward. This stranger’s butt was inches from my face. Undulating. Back and forth. I could hear the loose change in his front pocket clanking against itself. He was a large man, …Continue reading »

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Put Down the Phone and Back Away Slowly

By | Jan.08.13 | No Comments

The National Technology and Data Association (NTDA), a Virginia-based nonprofit focused on technology-related economics, combined with support from the Data Transfer Registrar (DTR), a governmental database logging national data transfer rates and formed via grants …Continue reading »

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The Hand Is Mightier Than the Sword

By | Oct.09.12 | No Comments

Law school provides aspiring lawyers with a ton of information. For example, I learned about the Constitution and I learned how to panic. While studying for the bar, I learned about commercial paper and I …Continue reading »

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But Your Mother Said You Were a Lawyer …

By | Sep.10.12 | 4 Comments

No one takes their baby to a gynecologist for a routine checkup. No one goes to a cardiologist for an ankle sprain, or to a dentist when they have chest pains. So why, I ask, do distant …Continue reading »

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Darwin and the Dictaphone

By | Jul.12.12 | 1 Comment

I felt like Indiana Jones. Instead of snakes, there were power cords slinking around my feet. Instead of a whip, I held a ballpoint pen. Instead of a hat, I wore, well, my hair was perfect. I …Continue reading »

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Watch It, Buddy!

By | Jun.07.12 | No Comments

I may not always know what I’m talking about, but I always know the time. Believe it or not, prior to 1988, over 97 percent of all lawyers wore watches. Yes, I made that stat up. …Continue reading »

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I Think My Voice Just Got Deeper

By | May.15.12 | No Comments

Legal puberty is real. I am not referring to one of those laws in the South regarding 12-year-olds getting married and when you can buy alcohol. I mean that, just as in your real life, you’ll go …Continue reading »

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Fantasy Football … er … Lawyering

By | Apr.04.12 | No Comments

I have served as the commissioner of my fantasy football league for a decade. I’ve also never won. Perhaps I am a masochist. Or maybe insane. Regardless, I remain in charge of a frustratingly painful organization that requires …Continue reading »

Building a Referral Network from the Ground Up

By | Feb.23.12 | 1 Comment

In the Initiation episode of “The Office,” Ryan the Temp asks top salesman Dwight Shrute to take him on his first sales call. Instead, Dwight escorts Ryan to the Shrute beet farm and instructs him to start …Continue reading »