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Professional Development

Is Google Better Than a Dictionary?

"Get to the Point!" is a huge fan of working the heck out of your dictionary to improve your writing. But is Google better?

Theda C. Snyder - December 10, 2018
Leadership and Service- How to Juggle Volunteer Work

Service to the Profession: Juggling a Volunteer Leadership Role

Think you’re too busy or too stressed to commit to a volunteer role for a nonprofit or bar group? The key to success lies in learning to adapt.

Mike Arias and Elise Sanguinetti - November 27, 2018

Daily Practices for Cultivating Global Leadership Skills

Making a difference in the world starts with making an impact on the people you work with, and the people you lead. Leadership is not a position or a title — it’s a state of mind.

Paul H. Burton - November 26, 2018

How to Sleep in an Airport Like a Road Warrior

Here are pro tips, wild hacks and some upscaling ideas for the next time you get a room at terminal five.

Bull Garlington - November 1, 2018

The Monster Under the Bed

It takes more than a warm hug or a bag of fun-size treats to get past the monster fears we encounter every day.

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - October 31, 2018

Frightful Habits That Can Harm Your Reputation

A few common mistakes can hurt your reputation and diminish your ability to influence others. Here are simple steps to correct course.

Stacey Hanke - October 31, 2018

Retired Partners Are Valuable Law Firm Resources

Ida Abbot explains the benefits of retired partner groups, pointing to Faegre Benson's successful program and more ideas you can use.

Ida O. Abbott - October 24, 2018
Get to the Point

Numerical References You May Not Know

To avoid putting the proverbial keyboard in your mouth, do not use words or phrases until you are 100 percent certain of the meaning.

Theda C. Snyder - October 8, 2018
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

Distracted Lawyering

Sometimes your personal life takes priority and distracts you from work. Without good systems in place, distracted lawyering may lead to a professional crash.

Megan Zavieh - October 4, 2018
sponsoring women business lunch

Sponsors Are the New Mentors, Especially for Women

Ida Abbott's provocative and timely book gives men everything they need to sponsor — not merely mentor — professional women into leadership roles.

Ida O. Abbott - September 21, 2018