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Professional Development

How to Sleep in an Airport Like a Road Warrior

Here are pro tips, wild hacks and some upscaling ideas for the next time you get a room at terminal five.

Bull Garlington - November 1, 2018

The Monster Under the Bed

It takes more than a warm hug or a bag of fun-size treats to get past the monster fears we encounter every day.

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - October 31, 2018

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

Retired Partners Are Valuable Law Firm Resources

Ida Abbot explains the benefits of retired partner groups, pointing to Faegre Benson's successful program and more ideas you can use.

Ida O. Abbott - October 24, 2018
Get to the Point

Numerical References You May Not Know

To avoid putting the proverbial keyboard in your mouth, do not use words or phrases until you are 100 percent certain of the meaning.

Theda C. Snyder - October 8, 2018
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

Distracted Lawyering

Sometimes your personal life takes priority and distracts you from work. Without good systems in place, distracted lawyering may lead to a professional crash.

Megan Zavieh - October 4, 2018
sponsoring women business lunch

Sponsors Are the New Mentors, Especially for Women

Ida Abbott's provocative and timely book gives men everything they need to sponsor — not merely mentor — professional women into leadership roles.

Ida O. Abbott - September 21, 2018
stressed out client

Seven Ways Lawyers Can Reduce Clients’ Stress

We can't alleviate all the stressors felt by our clients in the course of their legal matters, but when lawyers, law firms and clients work together, the stress can be reduced and effectively managed.

Jamie Spannhake - September 21, 2018
conference

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
Get to the Point

When Your Vocabulary Gets Wasted

No, we don't mean your words go into the garbage. A tipsy vocabulary may enrich your communications. In the right case, soused language can be spot-on.

Theda C. Snyder - September 10, 2018