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.
How to Recognize and Prevent Lawyer Burnout
The law, with its unforgiving culture, long hours, and billable time presents especially acute risks for burnout.
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.)
Preparing Your Office for Late Nights
You will eventually spend a late night at your office . But you can make the experience a lot more bearable by making sure your office is properly prepared.
The Time Trap: Going Solo Won’t Free Up Your Schedule
The most successful lawyers are also some of the hardest-working lawyers. If you don’t want to work hard, you are in the wrong profession.
Leaving Work at Work
What can the lunch-pailers teach lawyers about achieving work-life balance?
The Challenges of Being a Lawyer-Parent
What can “lawyer-parents” do to survive and (maybe, just maybe) thrive as both lawyers and parents? Here are some tips...
Tips for the Breastfeeding Lawyer
In belated honor of World Breastfeeding Week, here are some tips for the breastfeeding lawyer.