3 Mistakes New Attorneys Make During Presentations
I love public speaking. But, like writing, I firmly believe that public speaking can be improved throughout one’s career. As a newer attorney, here are the areas that I continue to work on.
John Skiba is the Debt Destroyer
Meet John Skiba, hobby farmer and Phoenix bankruptcy lawyer. In this interview, we get the goods on what it's like to help people destroy debt and get a fresh start.
A New Lawyer’s Guide to Teaching a CLE (Part 2 of 2)
The nuts and bolts of putting together a CLE: first, pick a topic that won’t make established attorneys wonder “who does she think she is?”
Weekend Reading: “On Being a Happy, Healthy, and Ethical Member of an Unhappy, Unhealthy, and Unethical Profession”
I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that the profession that you are about to enter is one of the most unhappy and unhealthy on the face of the earth — and, in the view of many, one of the most unethical. The good news is that you can join this […]
DSM 5 Being an Attorney is Now Officially a Psychological Disorder
While being an attorney is not really a new psych disorder, the DSM 5 represents a significant change in the type and manner of psychological and psychiatric diagnoses.
Chris Wheaton Sues Abusive Debt Collectors
An interview with Minnesota consumer rights attorney Chris Wheaton.
A New Lawyer’s Guide to Teaching a CLE (Part 1 of 2)
Teaching a CLE can be a lot of work, but new lawyers will reap benefits when they do, including public speaking experience and networking exposure.
Three Myths About Solo Attorneys (Part 1 of 3)
Successful solo attorneys choose to go solo, work hard, and can make just as much as someone at a big firm.
5 Ways New Attorneys Can Add Value
As a new attorney, you aren't always ready to offer mind blowing legal strategies, but you can still add value.
The Best Career Advice I Ever Got
The Best Career Advice I Ever Got was when a veteran lawyer told me how to do well as an associate.
Undertaking a Task for the First Time
There are lots of opportunities for a junior attorney to undertake a task for the first time. How to make it look like you know what you're doing?
Networking for Job Security
Networking is essential to job security. But due to a false sense of security, lawyers often neglect the networking they know they should be doing.
Life as a Loser Law Grad
Make yourself happier by refraining from comparing yourself to other people's perfect social media lives.
Book Review: The Lawyer Bubble—A Profession in Crisis
If you still have hope the legal profession can be changed, read The Lawyer Bubble by Steven J. Harper. His book and his ideas deserve your attention.