With a gap in access to justice, the legal profession needs to modernize rules governing the unauthorized practice of law to enable innovation equitably.
Rules restricting the practice of law are well-intentioned — but as lawyers required to follow them understand, we need to consider more than intentions. Individual lawyers must check their intentions with rules […]
Lawyers routinely deal with persistent problems and complex communication, which are often two sides of the same coin. Find out how to apply the DEAL model for problem solving and the STAGE model for courageous conversations below.
A post published on December 18, 2019 on LCL’s blog for well-being and mental health services directs here, to Mass LOMAP’s blog. […]
Selling requires skills most lawyers lack — but can learn. Find out what skills you need to focus on developing and how to start practicing.
Imagine Viv, a person with any legal problem, who is thinking about it as a personal problem and searching online for an answer. Viv might find a responsive answer in a […]
Increased opportunities to form new connections can be overwhelming, whether it’s the holiday season or conference season. Focus your efforts with these five simple steps.
Whether you feel dread or excitement as you anticipate traditional networking opportunities, your career success depends on your network more than any other factor. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, there are […]
Improving anything requires change — and change is often difficult. Find a 4-step process you can use to move through it and make the change you want in your professional or personal life as a lawyer.
A post published on December 13, 2019 on LCL’s blog for well-being and mental health services directs here to Mass LOMAP’s […]
November 2 is Love Your Lawyer Day! Celebrate by developing the communication skills you need to create the trust you need for a healthier life and law practice.
Lawyers are in the business of selling their ideas. They sell prospective clients on the idea to hire them and clients on the idea to heed their advice. […]
Fast thinking interferes with our progress whenever we fail to scan our thoughts and process our assumptions. And it’s particularly important in legal work to isolate assumptions. Here’s what you need to understand and slow down.
In 2012, Facebook conducted an experiment to see whether it could influence the emotions and postings of its users by […]
Here’s the planning process you need to take action and implement the steps along your path to the right career as a lawyer.
The difference between working to survive as a lawyer and working to thrive at it is a question of how effectively you’re adapting. And as a human, you can always learn to adapt […]
Those who thrive most in their careers are fueled by their sense of purpose. Find out how to pivot your work as a lawyer into the right career for your passion.
The difference between working to survive as a lawyer and working to thrive at it is a question of how effectively you’re adapting. And as […]
Here’s how to approach your work as a lawyer as projects to be managed, apply the right skills for the job, and deliver a better finished work product.
Alex, Beth, and Chris are partners in a small law firm. They have been together for 30 years. They make all important decisions together. Recently, their office manager […]