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Young Associates

Look in the Mirror: Associates Hold the Key to Their Own Happiness

By | Oct.23.17 | No Comments

In a 1955 essay in The Economist, Cyril Northcote Parkinson, a British historian, described a phenomenon that would come to be called “Parkinson’s Law.” His key insight: “Work expands so as to fill the time …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Ways to Manage Difficult Transitions

By | Oct.20.17 | 1 Comment

Change is exciting … and overwhelming. When faced with change, you must manage all the transitions that flow from it. You can feel adrift, and sometimes alone, as you re-evaluate your circumstances, or decisions, or …Continue reading »


The Analog Attorney

Boost Productivity by Slowing Down a Little

By | Oct.04.17 | 1 Comment

You’re an unstoppable legal machine. You churn through a hundred pages of briefs and legal research every day. You’re running two phones, a tablet, a laptop and a portable fax machine off a light pole …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Steps to Confront Burnout, Addiction and Depression

By | Sep.15.17 | No Comments

There’s no denying it: Lawyers have the highest behavioral impairment rate of any profession. Research has shown it. It is spotlighted in the media, as in a recent New York Times feature on a lawyer …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Compartmentalize and Integrate: Five Ways to Handle It ‘All’

By | Aug.18.17 | No Comments

I am a lawyer and a parent. I also try to have a social life, volunteer, take care of my pets, and run a household (not completely by myself, thank goodness). Recently, a friend — also …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work

By | Jun.23.17 | No Comments

There are particular personality traits that make us good lawyers. For example, most lawyers are professional pessimists, able to spot the possible catastrophes in a transaction and anticipate a wide range of problems in any …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life

By | Apr.21.17 | No Comments

It’s spring! Finally, the sun is shining, the world is budding, the birds are chirping, and spring cleaning can begin. We usually think of spring cleaning our house, but here are five ways to spring …Continue reading »


Health and Happiness

Desk-icide: Seven Ways Your Workplace Is Making You Sick

By | Jan.24.17 | 2 Comments

Sitting for long hours, indoors, staring at a computer and shoveling in bad food at work isn’t just a bad idea, it can be devastating to your health. I know, it seems almost counter-intuitive: Worker …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth!

Even Lawyers Need to Play

By | Jan.18.17 | No Comments

Captain Kirk, in a TV episode of “Star Trek,” says, “The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” Playing is not something I do easily or often. Even in …Continue reading »


Be It Resolved 2017

Make the New Year YOUR Year!

By | Dec.30.16 | No Comments

Tomorrow night, perhaps around 11:55 p.m., your mind may stray to New Year’s resolutions. (“Should I have made some already?”) How will you make 2017 the best year yet? All week, Attorney at Work advisors …Continue reading »