Lawyering Skills

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Lawyers, Stop Writing (and Saying) These Things Immediately

Wherever lawyers stand on legalese, they should, at least, stand on reason.

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How to Find the Right Mentor

Finding a good mentor means understanding both their obligations and yours. Here are some tips on what you should look for in a mentor and what you need to do to be a good mentee.

Accounting, Diversity, and Reneging on Loan Forgiveness

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: The Unbillable Hour, Robert Half Legal Report, and ABA Law Student Podcast.

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Animal Instincts: Don’t Let Your Clients Choose You

Sometimes, you need to make sure you choose the clients, rather than the clients just finding you. Here are some tips on how to ensure you are connecting with the best clients for your practice.

Unbundling, Bias, & Slanguage

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: New Solo, Asked and Answered, and Hidden Brain.

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How and Why to Hire a Law Student

Hiring a law student can be a valuable experience for both the firm and your student. Here are some tips to make sure the process goes smoothly.

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The Motion to Compel: Think Tactically & Keep it Simple

Motions to compel play an important role in civil litigation. To effectively handle motions to compel, think tactically and keep it simple.

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How to Be a Human Lawyer

It is important to be professional with your clients, but it is also important to be approachable. Here are some tips on how to be a human lawyer.

Operational Security for Lawyers

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Secure Messaging for Lawyers

In certain situations, lawyers need to use secure messaging. Here's how to get started with Signal and OnionShare, two highly secure ways to communicate with clients.

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New Attorney? Don’t Get Intimidated by Opposing Counsel

New attorneys can often be easily intimidated. Here are some tips on how young attorneys can effectively deal with bullying from opposing counsel.