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Making the Case for Love in the Law

18:07 04 March in Uncategorized

Anyone who has spent any time practicing law, anyone who went to law school, anyone who's ever had to deal with a lawyer, or even those who've only encountered lawyers on TV can tell that this profession is rife with conflict.  It's inherent in the nature of the job as advocate.  Unfortunately, conflict is also pervasive throughout most law firm cultures, even among those who are supposedly on the same team. It takes a lot of awareness to be able to turn the adversarial attitude on and off on demand. On when you're facing opposing counsel. Off when dealing with...

Is Your Desk Stressing You Out?

04:14 17 February in Articles, Stress, Uncategorized

Do you ever walk into your office, only to feel a strong urge to turn around? Perhaps the piles of paper and sticky notes plastered to your monitor are more distressing than helpful. The good news is that there is a lot you can do to make your desk a calmer, more productive place. Check out my recent article about how to restore calm and focus to your desk: Restore Order to Your Desk...

Tips for Introverted Litigators

06:21 25 November in Articles, Careers, Uncategorized

I hear from a lot of people who feel like their jobs don't fit their personalities very well. Sometimes that's the case, and they need to find new jobs. Other times, the trick is understanding the strengths of a particular temperament. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to share my thoughts on how introverts can use their strengths to excel at litigation. This is a match--litigation and introversion--that I've thought long and hard about. The two are not as incompatible as one might think. Here is my take on how an introvert can work with his or her...