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Try “distant socializing” instead

“Social distancing” is the phrase of the year – if not the decade – and with good reason. The process of voluntarily limiting physical contact with other people has been vital to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.  By distancing ...

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Laughs in the Time of Coronavirus

Picture this: a bottle of beer all alone in the corner of a fridge, scaring away the rest of the food items, all of which are wearing surgical masks. The beer was a Corona, and this image was perhaps the ...

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How to confront someone at work

Let’s face it: Nobody likes confrontation, no matter which end of the spectrum you fall on. But interpersonal conflict is as avoidable as death and taxes. Despite how nice and considerate we are, eventually we’re going to collide. Ideally, the ...

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Pro bono is good for your health (access required)

“Pro Bono Publico” is a Latin phrase that means “for the good of the public.” For lawyers, the phrase is associated with taking on a case or helping clients free of charge. Maybe your firm requires you to hit a ...

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Get a hobby (it’s good for you)

I recently received a text from a lawyer friend telling me she wants to take hip-hop classes. “But I’m afraid I’ll make a fool of myself,” she said. As with many other attorneys, my friend regularly works 60+ hour weeks. ...

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Setting professional boundaries with clients

Boundaries are an important part of any relationship. They provide basic guidelines that establish how people can – and can’t – behave around each other to help ensure that a relationship is mutually respectful. One of the most important types of ...

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Setting New Year’s goals that stick

Whether 2019 was the best year of your life, or you couldn’t wait for it to be over, there’s a sense of having a fresh start on Jan. 1 that we all hold onto. The new year is a time ...

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