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Afraid to Talk? Dealing with Social Anxiety

Lawyers afraid to talk? No, it is not the punchline to a joke but, rather, the reality for more than you may think. Social anxiety expert Jonathan Berent, who has worked with more than 10,000 individuals, calls this fear of speaking “selective ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - April 5, 2011

The iPad for Lawyers: All About Apps

Last week, Tom Mighell made the compelling argument for investigating whether the iPad can add value to the way you provide service to your clients. Today, in hopes of persuading those of you with lingering doubts, he discusses the best part ...

Tom Mighell - April 4, 2011

The Fear Worse Than Death

If you’re like most people, learning that you have to speak to a big group is the closest you ever come to peeing your pants. Yes, there are a few who just seem to thrive on it. But they’re rare. And they aren’t us, right? So, since we know ...

The Editors - April 1, 2011

Wireless: Be Safe at Home

In her previous post Wireless: Hot Spot Safety Tips, Sheila Blackford explained how to connect safely from a café, airport or other public place. Here's her advice on the plugging the Wi-Fi holes at home as well.

Sheila Blackford - March 31, 2011
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The Importance of Being Trained

It's important—vitally important—to understand the full capabilities of the software used in your practice, even if you don't actually use it yourself. That means you need to know the "what" even if you never learn the "how." Otherwise, you’ll ...

Vivian Manning - March 30, 2011

The iPad for Lawyers: End of the PC?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or stuck on a deserted island for the past month, you’ll have likely noticed the fanfare that accompanied Apple’s recent unveiling of its latest “must-have” toy, the iPad 2. The new tablet device sold out ...

Tom Mighell - March 28, 2011

Organize Your Brain with Mind Mapping

Nothing makes me happier than getting my head around complicated issues and feeling mastery over my chaotic, 21st-century life. And nothing helps me organize my scattered, Internet-addled brain cells better than mind mapping. Put simply, mind ...

Larry Port - March 24, 2011
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Decisions, Decisions

Fred sat at the end of the table, sweating and looking at the six of us as we waited expectantly for his decision. He hemmed, he hawed. And he asked to go over the options yet one more time. “It’s easy, Fred. Settle or sue. We’ve been here over ...

Otto Sorts - March 23, 2011

LinkedIn and Your Job Search: Step Two

Last week, we covered the first steps of using LinkedIn to land a new job: Complete your profile and populate your account by inviting people to connect with you. Step two focuses on targeting the places you want to work, and connecting to ...

Wendy Werner - March 22, 2011

Be the Best Boomer You Can Be

Another U.S. baby boomer turns 50 every 8.5 seconds. And if you run the math, it’s also the case that baby boomers are turning 60 at the rate of 1 every 7 seconds. Yes—you in the back there, hiding your issue of Rolling Stone behind the Wall ...

The Editors - March 18, 2011