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People Skills

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How Dungeons & Dragons Can Make You a Better Lawyer

Dungeons & Dragons can be more than a tabletop role-playing game of hobbits, wizards and elves — it could also be some of the best soft skills training. I know, it’s insane. But stay with me, because I’m serious.

Bull Garlington - August 17, 2020
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Staying Productive While Sheltering in Place

I wanted to learn what other attorneys are doing to weather this storm, so I created a quick survey. Here are some of the responses.

Ruth Carter - May 13, 2020
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Working From Home While Introverted

Introverts were born for social distancing. Still, there are plenty of challenges. Read Ruth Carter's ways to stay productive during COVID-19.

Ruth Carter - April 21, 2020
Handling Fear and Stress During a Prolonged Crisis

Handling Fear and Stress During a Prolonged Crisis

How are we supposed to cope with the stress of COVID-19's impacts? Shawn Healy, clinical psychologist with Massachusetts Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, is here to help.

Shawn Healy - March 23, 2020
Tiptoe Through the Holidays

Tiptoe Through the Holidays

A few practical ways to handle holiday stress (without the mess) from Shawn Healy, clinical psychologist with Massachusetts Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc.

Shawn Healy - November 21, 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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How to give Good Feedback Without Feeling Like a Bosshole

Feedback is the fastest, least expensive way to change behavior quickly in the workplace. Here's how to do it.

Dina Eisenberg - July 12, 2019
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You Say You Speak English? Are You Sure?

Sometimes you need to translate English to American. Expressions lawyers may encounter.

Theda C. Snyder - June 5, 2019
Ruth Cater Lawyers and screenwriters

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
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10 Things Lawyers Should Stop Doing

The key to real productivity is identifying the most essential tasks that drive success, and working to de-prioritize or eliminate the rest.

Jay Harrington - January 17, 2019