Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Changing Jobs: Deciding Where You Want to Land

You may have decided it is time to leave your current job and find somewhere else to practice law.  Steps you can take in your search for a new job that will help you improve your professional satisfaction are discussed in my recent blog post in the National Jurist's SmartLawyer digital magazine, which can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Knowing When to Leave Your Firm

Lawyers need to take personal responsibility for managing their professional careers.  Some guidelines for knowing when it may be time to leave your current firm are discussed in my recent blog post in the National Jurist's SmartLawyer digital magazine, which can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

How to Deal With Difficult Colleagues

We all encounter difficult people from time to time.  Dealing with a difficult person is particularly challenging when the person is a colleague with whom you need to have an ongoing relationship.  Effective ways for dealing with a difficult colleague are discussed in my recent blog post in the National Jurist's SmartLawyer digital magazine, which can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Protecting Your Reputation

In the practice of law your reputation will precede you.  People will make assumptions about your credibility and about your skill as a lawyer based on your reputation and the reputation of the people with whom you associate.  Some tips for protecting your reputation are discussed in my recent blog post in the National Jurist's SmartLawyer digital magazine, which can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

How to Set Boundaries Around Your Time

While the practice of law can be rewarding and personally fulfilling, it can also be very stressful.  Since chronic stress can lead to burnout and serious health problems, it is important for lawyers to take meaningful and regular breaks from the intensity of the practice.  Some tools for setting boundaries around your time are discussed in my recent blog post in the National Jurist's SmartLawyer digital magazine, which can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How Soon Can You Mediate a Dispute?

Mediation can take place as soon as all the parties are ready to explore the possibility of resolving their dispute.  Creative approaches to mediation that can help resolve disputes before the parties become heavily invested in the litigation process are discussed in my recent blog post in the National Jurist's SmartLawyer digital magazine, which can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Make the Most of Mediation

As a facilitated negotiation, mediation can provide a meaningful alternative to the adversarial litigation process.  A skilled mediator will help the parties and their lawyers engage in a conversation that addresses the broader interests of the parties beyond the narrow confines of their respective legal positions.  Tips that will help lawyers make the most of mediation as a process for resolving disputes are discussed in my recent blog post in the National Jurist's SmartLawyer digital magazine, which can be accessed by clicking on this link.