Practice Skills

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Coach-Curious? Tips for Working With a Professional Coach for Optimal Success

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Once I overcame my skepticism of professional coaching, it helped me gain clarity about what I want and why.

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - January 19, 2021
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Knowing Is Half the Battle: Pro Tips for Your First Assignment as an Associate

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Here are a few questions to consider asking when you get your first assignment. (Or any assignment!)

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - November 9, 2020
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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
Writing Lean- Test Your Writing and Editing Skills

Writing Lean: Test Your Writing and Editing Skills

Happy National Grammar Day! Here are some exercises from Susan Kostal that will strengthen your writing and editing skills.

Susan Kostal - March 4, 2020
5 Formatting Tricks That Won’t Save a Bloated Brief

5 Formatting Tricks That Won’t Save a Bloated Brief

WordRake Product Spotlight | A client wants a memo that paints a clear picture and outlines next steps like a Blue Apron meal kit. A judge wants a Maurice Sendak book not George R.R. Martin. Your audience wants you to deliver shorter documents. ...

WordRake - November 8, 2019
Business as Usual

What Features Should Legal Drafting Software Provide?

Checklist | Are your "business as usual" habits affecting your law firm's ROI?

Thomson Reuters - November 4, 2019
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Survival Skill No. 6 for Lawyers: Bring Your Authentic Self to Work

The new standard for lawyers: Bring your authentic self to work. Link Christin wraps up his series on beating burnout and achieving emotional well-being.

Link Christin - July 31, 2019
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Survival Skill No. 5 for Lawyers: Letting Go of Anger

Learn to deal with your own anger and that of the people around you.

Link Christin - June 19, 2019

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
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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
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