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The list of reasons to avoid client interviews goes on and on. Obviously, none of these statements are actually reasons to not do client feedback interviews. They are excuses....more
How much time are you spending planning your career? How much time are you spending planning your 2015 vacation?
I remember meeting with Lisa, a young partner in my old law firm, She wanted career planning advice from me. I...more
Kate McGuinness is back to answer a question from a lawyer who received some pretty harsh feedback during a performance review. Kate is an attorney-turned certified executive and life transition coach, and the founder of...more
Yes, drafting a contract takes a lot of work. But it generally takes less time to draft a contract document that advances your client’s interests than it does to modify another party’s document to achieve that result. So...more
Your Highest Priority is also Your Greatest Challenge
- Data breaches are not just dramatic headlines in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times—they are events that increasingly are affecting companies and...more
Dec. 11, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Columbia Law School is giving students "traumatized" by the recent grand jury decisions related to the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown the option to postpone their final exams, but...more
The talks to settle the war in Vietnam were stalled for five months while the participants negotiated the shape of the table at which talks would occur. Five months!! I wonder how many mothers lost their sons during that five...more
Ronald Reagan once famously said the nine most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” His quote tapped into our natural fear of both the government and unsolicited offers...more
I just received an email. It said:
“Please review the attached notice.”
So then I had to click open the notice, which contained information I could not find less interesting. Why did I have to waste the time to...more
Kate Mayer Mangan is back to talk about a subject that so many attorneys face. You may recall her previous post about whether personality tests are an actual indicator of career success and litigation for introverts. Today...more
Chart a course and measure progress.
As the maxim goes, what gets measured gets done. Relationship success can be planned and measured over time, and relationship-forward companies take important steps to make that...more
What are the ethical boundaries of an attorney’s internet research of jurors? Before the ubiquity of the internet, an attorney obviously couldn’t walk up to a potential juror in a restaurant and strike up a conversation. But...more
So what is the real question? Some argue that the question is different for law firms and for clients. But if the questions are different, can the answer be the same? While I suppose it can, it would almost be...more
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This Model Mentorship and Associate Development Program is designed to help junior lawyers adjust to and excel in the practice of law at your Firm, with the support and guidance of their more experienced...more
We are excited to welcome Jacqueline S. Vinaccia to Trebuchet for a guest post about the advice she wishes she received when graduating from law school. Jacqueline is a partner and head of the litigation department at a...more
After a bit of a hiatus, I have returned to my blog with a series of posts about project management and process improvement. Some of the discussions in this series of posts will seem repetitive to regular readers, but they...more
Hope Thai Cannon is a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham, Alabama. She is licensed in Florida, Alabama and Texas, and actively litigates cases in all three states, focusing primarily on Florida and...more
The Business and Human Rights Working Group of the International Bar Association (“IBA”) recently released draft guidance for bar association and business lawyers on implementation of the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business...more
It is that season again, just as it is every year. Everywhere around us, miracles will be occurring. All we have to do is open our eyes to see.
You probably think this has something to do with Christmas. Nope. I’m...more
Last week I passed an examination on European privacy that entitles me to add CIPP/E after my name.
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