Practice Skills

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Better Presentations: How to Stop ‘Rough-Drafting’ and Learn to Speak with Precision

Do your presentations suffer from "hanging fragmentitis"? When you hear yourself starting sentences over, help yourself bring that sentence to an end by doing three things.

Marsha Hunter - September 26, 2021
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Three Steps to Effective Delegation: What, Who and How

The first step in delegating is knowing what to delegate. Use this matrix to help determine what type of legal work you can (and should) assign to others, and what you can keep.

Yuliya LaRoe - August 17, 2021
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Top 5 Tips: Taking Depositions in a Post-Pandemic World

Michael Murray | Remote depositions have gone from being a stopgap measure to commonplace. Here's what we've learned.

Michael Murray - July 16, 2021
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What Makes for a Great Transferable Skill? How to Uncover Even a Niche Lawyer’s Hard and Soft Skills

Annie Little |To unlock the power of your transferable skills, you must effectively describe your soft skills to employers.

Annie Little - March 15, 2021
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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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