work life balance

How to Recognize and Prevent Lawyer Burnout

The law, with its unforgiving culture, long hours, and billable time presents especially acute risks for burnout.

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Stop Trying to Be Happy, Lawyers

Being a happy lawyer doesn't mean you're a good lawyer. Sometimes, pessimistic attitudes and negativity are necessary to serve a client to the best of your ability.

How To Survive the Summer Child-Care Void

The summer child care dilemma is not going to be easily solved anytime soon. But with some planning and work, you can make your children’s summers fun and memorable while still building your law practice.

You Need a Vacation

No, seriously. Your work ethic is hurting your work. It isn't doing anything positive for your health, either.

BigLaw Firm: “We are proud to be taking a leadership role in caring about our colleagues’ quality of life.” APRIL FOOLS!

Translation: "There is no such thing as after hours, the weekend, or vacation at this firm."

What Did You Think and Learn this Year? What Are Your Goals for Next Year?

The new year is a great time to stop and reflect on what you thought and what you learned during the year gone by, and set goals for next year.

Does Your Commute Have to Make You Miserable?

I recently transitioned from a 10 minute commute to a 35 minute commute. All of the research indicates that this switch should be making me desperately unhappy. So far, however, I am not miserable. Here’s why.

Get a Pet, Keep Your Sanity

Pets are very good for your physical and mental health. They give you a reason to leave the office, go home, and be happy once you get there.

The Biggest Success-Killer for Litigators

The biggest success-killer for litigators is a default setting. Learn how to overcome it.

The Lawyering Brain and Raising Kids

Your lawyering brain makes it hard to be a good parent. (Remember, Atticus Finch is a fictional character.)