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Nothing But the Ruth by Ruth Carter

LinkedIn Is NOT a Dating Site (And Other Ways to Harm Your Reputation)

LinkedIn can be a big asset to your career, says Ruth Carter, but a nightmare when you get a slew of unsolicited messages. How do you respond?

Ruth Carter - August 21, 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
10 Things Lawyers Should Stop Doing

10 Things Lawyers Should Stop Doing in 2019

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

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
Nothing But the Ruth by Ruth Carter

Non-Binary Lawyering: What’s Courtroom Attire?

You may not realize how much of everyday life is focused on, or divided by, the idea that there are only two genders. This makes my life complicated.

Ruth Carter - August 9, 2018
On Balance Legal Ethics

Sweeping Change Is Needed to the Model Rules (and It Is Not Scary)

It is time for a major revamp of how we govern our profession from an ethics perspective. Although that sounds dramatic — and possibly terrifying — there is absolutely nothing scary about this idea.

Megan Zavieh - May 10, 2018
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Does Email Tracking Violate the Rules of Professional Conduct?

Ask the Experts at 2Civility.org: "I have heard of email tracking software, often used by marketing companies to monitor email traffic. While this would be helpful in my practice at times, are there ethics considerations to ...

Mark C. Palmer - April 17, 2018
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Try a Little Tenderness

Seven years ago this month, Attorney at Work was born — unfurling the prospect of hundreds and hundreds of daily posts on law practice management issues of every variety. It was early days and the list of contributors was small. As the editors, ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - December 22, 2017