A Criticism of Cynicism

A Criticism of Cynicism

That’s the classical etymological origin of the word cynic. Today most people define cynicism as an attitude or state of mind characterized by a general distrust of others’ motives.1https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynicism_(contemporary). And if you spend...
W.A.I.T.

W.A.I.T.

I’ve always been amazed at people who are good listeners. I have a friend who is an amazing listener. When you’re speaking with him – it’s not a back and forth volley of conversation. He’s not waiting for his chance to speak. He’s...
Benefits Of The Bar

Benefits Of The Bar

This past week I attended the Alabama State Bar’s Annual Meeting and Conference. I was invited to come down and speak about The Twitters social media. There’s a full house at @associatesmind ‘s social media presentation at the #asb17...
Success: Reputation & Relationships

Success: Reputation & Relationships

A three hour dinner at a steakhouse. Back and forth regarding mediator selection at Reddit. Exchanging Facebook messages regarding contract negotiations in Dallas. I wrote about the steakhouse experience at Above The Law back in the day. Myself and a few lawyers...
How To Get Disbarred In 5 Easy Steps!

How To Get Disbarred In 5 Easy Steps!

With some regularity, some pretty funny stuff occurs in the legal world. Like the time I found the best courtroom transcript of all time. THIS IS THE BEST COURTROOM TRANSCRIPT OF ALL TIME. https://t.co/Vb4C3qXg2x pic.twitter.com/ZvII3Z6JUa — Keith Lee...
Character And Client Service

Character And Client Service

What does it take to stand out and be successful as a lawyer? Law schools place a heavy emphasis on the technical aspects of being a lawyer. Critical thinking, analysis, drafting, etc. For many new lawyers this emphasis carries over with them as they begin to practice...