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CLE Presentation Tips: Mastering Time

Every public speaker—especially attorneys presenting CLEs—needs to know how to manage their time. Here are three tips to help you do just that.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition

Before you file your next deposition notice, ask yourself if the deposition is really necessary. If the answer is no and you take the deposition anyway, you are wasting time, driving up litigation costs, and perhaps even damaging your case.

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Break Yourself: How to Vacation as a Solo Attorney

Sometimes, going on vacation can seem out of reach for a solo attorney. Here are some tips on how to arrange your life and your practice so you can get out of town.

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I Am Not Bringing My Laptop on Vacation Next Year

Bringing your work on vacation is no vacation at all.

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Things Lawyers Think Are Tax Deductible That Are Not

Not everything that seems like a business expense is tax deductible. Here are a few things that lawyers commonly assume they can deduct, but they cannot.

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Five Steps to Unplug From Life and Work for a Week

Taking a vacation isn't just important. It's critical to your health and the health of your firm. Here are five tips to help you fully unplug.

How to Succeed on the Bar Exam

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The Bar Exam: Tips for Exam Day Success

Here are some tips to help you get through your bar exam.

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Know Your Weaknesses

We look at how to evaluate your own weaknesses, and how the knowledge of those weaknesses can help you turn them into strengths.

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Cross-Examination and the Perfect Question

During cross-examination, constructing perfect questions will force the witness to give only answers that help you persuade the jury and win the trial.

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Bar Exam Preparation: Maximize the Final Weeks

Some tips on how to make the most of your bar exam prep in the final weeks before the bar exam.