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Retaining talent amid the Great Resignation (access required)

The Great Resignation — a massive reshuffling ongoing in the U.S. labor market — has created a new and very competitive economic reality in which American employers struggle to fill a record number of open jobs. According to the U.S. ...

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Asking for help? Here are some tips to do it right (access required)

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I receive inquiries for help from outside of my law firm almost every single day. Mostly, they are inquiries about help finding a job, starting a firm, advice on a case and advice on hiring and networking. I realized at ...

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Tidy up your writing with some late spring cleaning (access required)

Declutter your writing. Make every word count. Deleting an unnecessary preposition here and there won’t be a huge way to help you meet word limits in your writing, but it will help. And it will make your writing more concise ...

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Going deep: The price of entry for cultural transformation (access required)

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Leading an organization, especially during turbulent times, requires clarity of vision and the changes required to manifest it. A vision isn’t just about where an organization is going, but what it is becoming. Changes might be strategic shifts in services, ...

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Win more often: Avoid fallacies in your advocacy (access required)

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A fallacy is a mistake in reasoning. It can undermine your case. Therefore, it is important to examine your own planned written and oral presentations. Also, carefully consider opposing presentations to determine whether they “hold water” or are fallacious. Remember, ...

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The first principle is not to fool yourself (access required)

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We spend so much time and money trying to protect and enforce our rights against others that we overlook threats from within ourselves. The famous physicist, Richard Feynman, said, “The first principle is not to fool yourself — and you ...

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How to successfully navigate the uncertainty of waiting (access required)

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For lawyers, having to navigate uncertainty usually starts with the first reading assignment in law school. Uncertainty grows as students wait for their grades to come out after their first set of final exams and every round of finals thereafter, ...

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Remote control: Real-world benefits of virtual litigation (access required)

Virtual litigation concept

Winning a trial in a complex commercial case is challenging. Managing the logistics of discovery, preparation, and trial presentation is daunting. One might think that litigating such a case in the midst of a pandemic would prolong and complicate the ...

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Open letter to the editor: Well-Being Week in Law (access required)

May 2 through May 6 was Well-Being Week in Law, a week established by the Institute for Well-Being in Law that is focused on a genuine attempt to make practical recommendations for positive change in the legal profession — a ...

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Be on alert for possible cyberattacks (access required)

Cybersecurity concept

“Stephen – America is under attack.” These are the words that my dad woke me up to on Sept. 11, 2001. Talk about a jarring way to come out of a deep slumber as a middle schooler. It’s a story ...

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