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Your Chronic Stress: It’s a Matter of Confidence, Not Competence

For many lawyers, the most intolerable stress is due to imposter syndrome.

Neha Sampat - August 15, 2018
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

CLE: Five Affordable Ways to Learn More About the Law

CLE can be an expensive chore. With a little extra effort you can find ways to make it affordable — and more fulfilling. Here's how.

Megan Zavieh - August 13, 2018
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How Does a Lawyer Find a Sponsor? 

Every lawyer can use a hand up, especially when it comes to navigating the unwritten rules of making partner or stepping into a leadership role.

Ida O. Abbott - August 12, 2018
Nothing But the Ruth by Ruth Carter

Non-Binary Lawyering: What’s Courtroom Attire?

You may not realize how much of everyday life is focused on, or divided by, the idea that there are only two genders. This makes my life complicated.

Ruth Carter - August 9, 2018
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Lawyer Loneliness: You’re Not Alone in Feeling Alone

What is it about the practice of law that invites loneliness more than other professions? While I am sure there are many additional factors, below are some of the common sources of loneliness that I regularly see in lawyers.

Shawn Healy - August 7, 2018

Moneyball Your Communications

Have you seen the film “Moneyball”? Or read the book? It turns out that winning at baseball is a lot like winning at conversations.

Chris Graham - August 6, 2018
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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Working with a Virtual Legal Assistant

Maintaining a healthy relationship with your assistant is not an easy job. But, if you avoid these mistakes, a VLA can become an invaluable resource. With proper direction, they can baby-sit your law office in your absence.

Niraj Ranjan Rout - August 3, 2018

Streamline Your Workflow Three Ways

I need to start by getting a chip off my shoulder: I am not Mrs. Wiggins, nor am I some out-of-work secretary looking for crotchety old-school attorneys to bark into a recorder and wait for me to type their words. Back in my bricks-and-mortar ...

Andrea Cannavina - July 27, 2018

Creating Purpose: What Are You Doing Today?

In his book “Make Today Count,” John C. Maxwell famously said that every person needs to strive to make that happen. It is a wonderful way to live if practiced correctly. Making today count requires discipline — it requires understanding and ...

Daniel Gold - July 26, 2018
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

When It’s Your Mental Health, the Bar Can Wait

Individuals preparing for bar admission may face a terrible predicament — weighing the need for mental health treatment against the likely difficulty imposed by the bar if they disclose treatment in their moral character application. This needs ...

Megan Zavieh - July 24, 2018