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Communications Skills

What Can You Delegate?

The first step in delegating is knowing what to delegate. Use this matrix to help determine what type of legal work you can (and should) assign to others, and what you can keep.

Yuliya LaRoe - February 13, 2020
Conquer Writer’s Block The 21-Minute Method

Conquer Writer’s Block: The 21-Minute Method

Don’t have hours of uninterrupted writing time to dedicate to your brief or memo? Don’t worry. If you can find 20 to 30 minutes, then you can write the first draft. Here are Gary Kinder's three steps and three rules to get you writing.

Gary Kinder - February 3, 2020
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Your Livelihood Depends on Persuasive Writing

For more persuasive writing, make sure every word counts and sentence construction is terse. Here are some suggestions.

Theda C. Snyder - January 14, 2020

7 Tips for Communicating in a Client Business Crisis

PR specialists Meredith Parfet and Aaron Solomon want you to be prepared the next time a crisis comes knocking.

Meredith Parfet and Aaron Solomon - December 3, 2019
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Classically Clueless

As with cliches, Greek and Roman myths can refer to commonly understood paradigms. Or at least they do when speakers and writers know what they are saying.

Theda C. Snyder - November 12, 2019

Legal Writing and Music: It’s Called Composition for a Reason

Did you know that many of our most cherished musical composers studied law? Josh Taylor explores the similarities in musical composition and legal writing.

Josh Taylor - October 14, 2019

Three Golden Rules to Help Introverted Lawyers Speak Up

How do you make your voice heard in a room full of social dynamos? Here's advice from Jane Finkle, author of "The Introvert's Ultimate Career Guide."

Jane Finkle - October 8, 2019
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OK, So You’ve Got a Thesaurus

You want to come across as erudite, not clueless.

Theda C. Snyder - October 2, 2019
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When Conflict Is Not Constructive: Using De-escalation Skills at Work

If you find yourself on the receiving end of unconstructive conflict and feel shamed, blamed or manipulated, here are ways to de-escalate the situation.

Renee Branson - September 5, 2019
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Mediation Vocabulary

Mediation has its own vocabulary. Lawyers who know it can best manage the process to produce the optimum result. Tips from Teddy Snyder.

Theda C. Snyder - September 3, 2019