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lawyer skills
Top Skills a Lawyer Needs for Success

Choose from this buffet of essential lawyer skills to plan your ascent to the heights of the legal profession.

Theda C. Snyder - May 1, 2024
building self-confidence
How to Build Self-Confidence in Two Easy Steps

How to build self-confidence by employing self-knowledge and maybe just a little wing-nut philosophy by someone who knows.

Bull Garlington - April 26, 2024
semi-retired lawyer
Semi-Retired: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Susan Cohodes | Three months into semi-retirement, I still find it difficuilt to give less than full-time attention to my part-time legal work.

Susan Cohodes - April 25, 2024
lawyer small talk
4 Easy Steps to Being a Small-Talk Superstar

Bull Garlington | I’m going to give you two methods for mastering small talk. One for when you start, one for when they start. Ready? Let’s do this.

Bull Garlington - March 21, 2024
ungrateful clients
An Antidote to Ungrateful Clients: Rediscovering the Satisfaction and Joy of Helping Others

Susan Cohodes | Thanks to Henry, I am once again able to feel the sense of satisfaction I experienced when I first started helping clients.

Susan Cohodes - March 1, 2024
public speaking tips
Public Speaking Tips: Introduce Yourself to Your Audience, Please!

Introduce yourself to ensure the information is relevant. If someone else introduces you, use these public speaking tips to head off blunders.

Theda C. Snyder - February 8, 2024
full-time lawyer mom
The Key to Having It All as a Full-Time Lawyer Mom

Susan Cohodes | As a member of the generation of female attorneys who wrestled with whether we could “have it all,” I now wonder if anyone paid the price for my trying.

Susan Cohodes - January 30, 2024
reduce holiday stress
Tiptoe Through the Holidays: 5 Ways to Manage the Stress

A few practical ways to handle holiday stress, thanks to Shawn Healy, clinical psychologist with Massachusetts LCL.

Shawn Healy - December 18, 2023
Take the Awkward Out of Holiday Parties
How to Take the Awkward Out of Holiday Parties

Attending holiday parties can be more awkward than meeting the parents. These tips can help you feel more confident.

Stephanie R. Hanna - November 27, 2023
farewell to full time law practice
The Countdown Begins: Farewell to Full-Time Law Practice

Susan Cohodes | Who am I if not a lawyer? The question has followed me throughout my career.

Susan Cohodes - November 14, 2023
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