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Hey, You! Stop Sitting in the Back at Presentations

The next time you walk into a seminar and decide where to sit, consider sending the message that you’re attentive, respectful and came to learn a thing or two.

Stephanie R. Hanna - September 13, 2018
Nothing But the Ruth

Once More Unto the Breach: Taking a Second Bar Exam

Last month I signed up to take the California bar exam in July. (I'm fully aware I might be insane.) Taking the Arizona bar exam right after law school, when I had no obligations outside of studying, was challenging enough. This time, I reached ...

Ruth Carter - April 11, 2017
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Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentors

I have always considered myself an introvert. I always admire those individuals who show no restraint as their laughter booms across the room, or who talk excitedly to someone they have just met. But, alas, that has never been me. As such, I ...

Suzanne Deliscar - February 22, 2017
On Balance Legal Ethics

Crushing the Intimidation Factor in Your To-Do Items

If you find yourself intimidated by something you want to do in your practice, I suggest tackling something that intimidates you that isn't work related. Prove to yourself that thing isn't nearly as scary as it seems, and take that lesson back ...

Megan Zavieh - February 7, 2017

Keep Growing: What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

It’s always interesting to me how many lawyers still think a successful law practice centers on knowing lots of legal principles. The reality is, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s true that you know how to read analytically, how ...

Chris Hargreaves - July 19, 2016

Wearable Technology, 3D Printing and Litigation

Wearable technology is a popular topic these days now that the Apple Watch has been released. And like wearable technology, 3D printing is popping up more and more. But the question remains, are these two technologies just fads or will they be ...

Niki Black - November 5, 2015
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Speaking Lessons from the Supreme Court

Although it isn’t something I freely admit to my friends outside the legal world, I can share with you how much fun I routinely have on Oyez.org, the Supreme Court media site. If you haven’t checked out this site yet, do so immediately! ... ...

Marsha Hunter - September 2, 2015
Nothing But the Ruth

Have You Reddit?

If you are proficient in social media basics and looking for a new online community, I recommend checking out Reddit. Reddit is a social media community made up of thousands of bulletin boards — called “subreddits” — on almost any topic you ...

Ruth Carter - April 13, 2015
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Take-Aways from LegalTech New York

Last week, we asked a handful of legal technologists to be our reporters at LegalTech New York. The scoop? Cybersecurity topped the hot topics list (made hotter still with news that another big health-care company had been breached). But ...

The Editors - February 12, 2015

Back to School for Your Law Practice! Fall Conferences

You just can't avoid talk of school this time of year. It seems everyone is scurrying along on a scavenger hunt for essential supplies and first-day fashions, or losing sleep over what our "babies" will need in the dorm room. It's all about ...

The Editors - August 23, 2013