Ever wonder how American lawyers stack up politically? A new paper “places [every lawyer] who has made a campaign contribution reported to the FEC in the last 35 years on an ideological spectrum.” [Harvard Kennedy School]

Morrison Foerster has a cheatsheet for known cheaters:

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Image by Erato / CC BY-SA 3.0.

Image by Erato / CC BY-SA 3.0.

If you’re unfamiliar, the pomodoro technique (named for tomato kitchen timers) is a really effective way to be productive. Decide what you are going to do for 20 minutes, set a timer, and then do it. Anyone can focus for 20 minutes. Reward yourself with a break, then do another. It can be nice to do it in groups, but if you work alone, you might want to try a virtual pomodoro group. Lisa Needham and I are actually virtually group pomodoro-ing as I write this. [Lifehacker]

Court records sure are expensive in Alabama:

[@CIRonline]

Finally, what would lawyers do besides practice law? 17% have no idea. 6% can’t imagine doing anything else. And the rest …

Source: Robert Half

Source: Robert Half

[Canadian Lawyer]

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