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Professional Development

Survival Skill No. 4 for Lawyers: Compassionate Professionalism

Keeping it professional at the office doesn’t mean you can’t be human.

Link Christin - May 22, 2019

Using Colons and Semicolons in Memos and Briefs

Our legal writing skills series continues with a couple of punctuation marks that often trip up lawyers.

Josh Taylor - May 15, 2019
Get to the Point

Don’t Say This! You Follow?

You are communicating because you want your message to be effective. Condescending phrases like "You follow?" undermine that aim.

Theda C. Snyder - May 7, 2019

Read the Room to Rule Your Presentation

Crossed arms, doodling and other body language might mean you've lost your audience — or that you're doing great.

Bull Garlington - May 2, 2019
mentor

New Lawyers Should Have More Than One Mentor

Wouldn't it be nice to have a board of directors to guide your career?

Amy Timmer - May 1, 2019
5 ways to shift perspective

Five Ways to Shift Your Perspective

Shifting your perspective can elevate your mood and bring you to new creative solutions.

Jamie Spannhake - April 26, 2019
Get to the Point

Use Find and Replace to Improve Your Writing

Take advantage of Find and Replace as part of the last once-over for that important letter, contract or brief.

Theda C. Snyder - April 16, 2019

Honing Legal Writing Skills: Passive Voice and Parentheticals

The first post in our new series with rules, optional techniques and simple suggestions to remind you that strong writing makes you a better lawyer.

Josh Taylor - April 9, 2019
Get to the Point

To Jargon or Not to Jargon

Using jargon can alienate outsiders, including judges. But is there ever a good reason to use it?

Theda C. Snyder - April 3, 2019
law librarians

New Lawyers, Law Librarians Are Your Friends

Tip from solo Lisa Witt on working with law librarians to save you time and money.

Lisa Witt - April 2, 2019