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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.

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Overcome Chronic Back Pain with Healthy Habits

Most lawyers fulfill all the conditions that eventually lead to chronic back pain. Avoid serious injuries by following these five steps.

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How To Tell Whether Your Bad Date is Tax Deductible

Deducting entertainment expenses is complicated to do. Nonetheless, if done right, you may be able to write off that bad date you recently went on.

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How My Eating Disorder Took Over My Law Practice and My Life

While I've battled my eating disorder for most of my life, it has only recently taken hold and forced me to pay attention. My inability to focus on anything other than food and body image threatened to take down my life and my firm, so I made a hard decision. I scaled back my practice and entered treatment.

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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.

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These Apps Shame You if You Spend Too Much Time Glued to Your Screens

You already know that you are spending way too much time checking your email across various devices. Are you the person that, after glancing at your email, goes on to spend another hour just fiddling around on whatever device is at hand? Perhaps you are a candidate for these apps that will make you feel mortified about how […]

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You Need a Vacation

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

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Don’t Forget To Safeguard Your Own Health Data

We talk a lot about data privacy in the context of your responsibility to your clients to keep their data appropriately safeguarded, but what about your own personal data? Do you have a Fitbit or something similar? Do you, with or without that Fitbit, enter a pile of health data into an app you got from […]

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The Real State of Substance Abuse Among Lawyers

The research reveals lawyers grapple with significantly higher rates of problematic alcohol and drug use than other professionals and the rest of the population—including depression, anxiety, and stress.

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Can a Coworking Space Work for Lawyers?

If you only see your family and the person delivering your takeout food, you might want to consider an alternative working arrangement. A coworking space might be the answer to your problems.

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Restore Order to Your Desk to Reduce Stress

Stacks of paper, overflowing inboxes, and cluttered desks are major contributors to stress. To regain a sense of calm, take control of your space.

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Six Degrees of Deliberation: 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Judicial Ties

Love them or hate them, more than half of all American presidents started with careers in law but ended up leading a country. What you may not know is that many 2016 presidential hopefuls have close ties to judges—whether it’s a spouse, sister, parent, or a judge they have clerked for.

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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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Let’s Not Do Lunch: Alternatives to Meeting Over a Meal

After meeting someone for the first time, it is common to follow up over lunch. But is it really a good use of time to meet over a meal? Here are a number of alternatives to lunch meetings.

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Fashionable, Professional Bags and Tech Accessories for Women Lawyers

This list of professional bags for women lawyers includes a wide range of names, styles, colors, and interesting lesser-known brands, all of which can accommodate a laptop.