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Author Archives: Keith Lee

I'm the founder and editor of Associate's Mind. I like to write, talk, and think about law, professional development, technology, and whatever else floats my boat. I practice law in Birmingham, AL.

4-Year Blogiversary

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It’s been all quiet on the Western Front here the past month due to being too busy with work and other projects to keep updating, though I have still been writing my weekly column at Above The Law. But things ...

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The Secret Ambition of Every Brief

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While researching something completely unrelated, I came upon a brief article by Justice Maria Rivera (First District Court of Appeal, Div. 4, CA) regarding writing briefs for appeals entitled: The Ten Commandments of Brief Writing. Before delving into the “Ten Commandments”, Justice Rivera ...

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Do You Need To Have A Red Team?

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Litigation can be a battle. You marshall your forces and attack the opposing party. But there is a long lead time from the filing of a lawsuit to the commencement of a trial. During that time you lay out your strategy. How ...

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Don’t Settle For Boredom

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Last week over at Above The Law, I wrote a post entitled Grit and a Growth Mindset: It’s the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is intimidated by obstacles, sees effort as fruitless, and takes criticism ...

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How To Be An Effective Loser

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Scott Greenfield recently wrote a post about “Trigger Warnings:” Nobody makes it through life without someone or something offending them, no matter how tough they may be.  And nobody has the right (or the ability) to micromanage the world so that they never hear ...

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Overcoming Doubt

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I distinctly remember the first time I was hired by a new client. I was nervous as hell. To be perfectly honest, I felt like a fraud. I had done work for new clients before while I was an associate at ...

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