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Resilience: an often overlooked skill for success (access required)

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A recent study found lawyers have a rate of depression that is four times higher than that of the general population. The study also found lawyers have a rate of alcohol abuse that is three times higher than the general ...

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Consistency of client service not just for Fantasyland (access required)

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Go to a Disney theme park and you will understand the client experience. From the moment you touch their world until the moment you leave it, Disney wants you to have a uniformly high-quality, distinctively Disney time. A guest’s experience ...

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Being a good listener takes skill, practice (access required)

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Have you ever worked with someone who’s a poor listener? Probably you have: someone who never understands what you’re saying, who doesn’t seem to pay attention, who may even interrupt you constantly. Alternatively, you may have been surprised by a ...

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Your theory, themes are keys to trying your case (access required)

To try a case effectively, you need to have a theory of the case, and you need to develop themes to help persuade the jury. Although they are both important, they are not the same thing, and both need to ...

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Discovering the value in forensic accounting (access required)

Too often, family lawyers and business litigators consider forensic accountants an unaffordable luxury when it comes to advancing their cases. The misperception is penny-wise and pound-foolish. Whether tracing funds, uncovering hidden assets or educating the parties on damages, hiring well-trained ...

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Save yourself some computer time: Take a shortcut (access required)

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Looking for a few shortcuts in programs you use all the time? You’re not alone. From desktop-support staff to in-trial technology-support specialists, lawyers are turning more and more to their counterparts in the IT department for guidance on everything from ...

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Associates need to know when – and how – to say no (access required)

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If you are a new associate at a medium or large law firm, it is not uncommon to sacrifice time with your friends and family in favor of working with multiple superiors for extended hours into the evening or even ...

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