Lawyering Skills

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Successful Marketing, New Year’s Resolutions, & Evidence Scholarship

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: Un-Billable Hour, the Kennedy-Mighell Report, and Excited Utterance.

LegalBoard Legal Keyboard

First Look: LegalBoard

The LegalBoard is a keyboard designed just for lawyers. It gives you one-click access things lawyers need frequently, such as legal symbols, portions of citations, and track changes. Here is our first look.

Five Microsoft Word Rules You Must Follow

Following these five rules of Microsoft Word will save you time, frustration, and money.

Finding Accountability as a Solo Lawyer

Having someone hold you accountable can be helpful, but it can be difficult for solo attorneys to do. Here are some ways to find an accountability partner and work with your partner to keep your tasks on track.

The Art of Negotiation

The Art of Negotiation: Closing the Deal

Sometimes settlements can fall apart even after you have come to a basic agreement on terms. Here are some ways to make sure that does not happen.

Preparing for E-Discovery

Preparing for E-Discovery, Step Three: Preservation of Evidence

When you are preparing for e-discovery, it is important you advise your clients about how to preserve electronic evidence.

Proper Deposition Objections

Whether you are defending (or taking) your first or your hundredth deposition, you must be ready to handle objections. That means knowing which objections are proper and which are not. Once you know, you can keep the deposition proceeding smoothly—and avoid embarrassing yourself.

How to Network Like You Mean It

Networking can feel like a big expenditure of energy with very little return. Here’s how to change the narrative and turn networking into something that energizes you and grows your business.

Lawyers, Ignore The Power of Visuals at Your Own Peril

Sometimes, visuals are the key to understanding—or even winning—a case, but lawyers routinely fail to use them.

Podcast #89: Starting a Solo Practice, with Mac Power Users Podcaster Katie Floyd

During this week's podcast, Aaron and Sam discuss why sometimes lawyers should shorten written content, and Sam talks with Katie Floyd, co-host of the Mac Power Users podcast, about setting up her solo practice and tips for Mac and iOS users.