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Author Archives: Keith Lee

I run this joint. I like to write, talk, and think about law, professional development, technology, and whatever else floats my boat. I practice law in Birmingham, AL.

Worry a Lot

Good lawyers sometimes have trouble sleeping. They wake up in the middle of the night, their mind racked with some minute detail of a transaction. Thoughts swirling about the deposition tomorrow morning. Second guessing the discovery response they filed that ...

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Conquering Small Talk Anxiety

A couple weeks ago I had two separate new law grads email me asking about networking. I spent about 30 minutes or so talking on the phone with each of them. (Yes, I gave them my number and took time out of ...

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Allegory Of The Long Spoons

The following is a brief allegory, told from a Jewish perspective. Initially I heard it as a Buddhist lesson. I’m sure there are variations of the tale across many religions, it’s message so universal. Rabbi Haim of Romshishok was an ...

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Keiko: To Meditate Upon The Old

A couple weeks ago, I made a post entitled Goal Are For Losers, commenting on Scott Adams’ essay in the Wall Street Journal, Scott Adams’ Secret of Success: Failure, in which Adams posits: To put it bluntly, goals are for losers. ...

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Law Schools: “Give Me Your Weak…”

Over at The Legal Whiteboard, Jerry Organ has taken my initial observation about the decline in law school applications from elite universities and run with it. In a series of posts titled Understanding Trends in Demographics of Law Students (Parts One and Two), ...

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The Type of People Who Should Not Buy My Book

As strange as this might sound, there are some people who should not buy my book. It’s not for everyone. I knew this while I was writing it. Last week over at Consultant’s Mind there was a post entitled Two kinds ...

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