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Get Up and Walk Around if You Want to Live

Sitting all day is literally killing you, but standing all day is exhausting. A sit-stand workstation may be ideal, but the solution may be even more simple.

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I Dare You to Wear this Onesie to Court (It’s Not What You’re Thinking)

I so want this.

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How To Be a Bike-Commuting Lawyer

Do you want to reduce stress, lose weight, and save money? Ride your bike to work!

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Fashionable, Professional Bags for Women Lawyers

This list of professional bags for women lawyers includes a wide range of names, styles, colors, and interesting lesser-known brands, all of which can accommodate a laptop.

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8 Great iOS Apps That Have Nothing To Do With Practicing Law

Most posts about iOS apps are about helping you lifehack your way to work success: to-do lists, cloud storage, timekeeping, etc. But all work and no play makes lawyers dull, and your family and friends have likely tired of you explaining how Remember the Milk changed your life. Your iPhone and/or iPad has plenty of […]

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The Best And The Worst Onscreen Cross Examinations

Ladies and gentlemen, it is never a good idea to have a client that can turn into a terrifying monster and, should one find oneself with such a client, it is best not to provoke said client into hulking out.

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The Gentleman Lawyer’s Guide to Facial Hair

Throughout history the beard has served as a sign of royalty, virility, and badassness in various cultures. A shorn beard used to be a sign of shame. Even today, many would argue that a proper beard makes a man more intimidating to his enemies. And since lawyering is about 90% mental, you should all listen […]

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Ladies, Go Forth and be Bold

Women are said to take up less physical space than men – and therefore leave a more neutral or demure impression – in business meetings and other professional settings. This issue of taking up less space can be resolved, in part, by emulating our male counterparts.  Specifically, sitting upright in our chairs, spreading out our […]

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Fashionable Footwear for the Commuting Female Lawyer

Getting to and from your office in a put-together and professional condition is important, even if it is inconvenient. You never know who you will run into during your commute, and you want to look the part should you encounter that important someone.

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Hacking Your Morning Routine

I see fellow members of the bar rush into court with their tie half undone and their notes in disarray on a regular basis. A regular enough basis that I assume others must be struggling to get everything done in the morning. So it is with fellow busy morning people in mind that I share this advice.

The Perils of Dressing While GLBTQ

Not everyone wants to wear a skirt, but everyone wants to look professional. Thoughts and tips on what to wear if you don't wear what everyone usually does.

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Seven Summer Items Your Professional Wardrobe Cannot Do Without

In order to be a successful lawyer, among other things, you have to dress the part. Whether you routinely meet with clients, or step up in court, or sit behind a desk all day drafting, it’s a good idea to invest in a great suit or two every season. The good news is you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look fresh and professional and put together.

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Bow Ties — Not Just for Nerds

Bow ties aren't just for nerds and clowns. You too can effectively incorporate bow ties into your professional wardrobe in five easy steps.

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We All Need to Lean In

Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead is not just a great read for women. It’s a must read for everyone. My girlfriend read it a month or so ago. Annoyingly, lending on the Kindle book is disabled, so I bought my own copy about ten days ago. I literally […]

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Getting to Ellen: Living and Litigating in Two Genders

Ellen Krug gave me a copy of her memoir, Getting to Ellen, after we had lunch on Monday, and I have barely put it down. It kept me up past 2 a.m. both of the last two nights. It is a very good book, and you should probably get a copy and stay up late reading it, too.