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Churchill’s 5 Elements Of Persuasive Speaking


Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, famed British Prime Minister during World War II, was not only a noted statesman, but also a gifted student of oration and history. Churchill wrote numerous pieces on history, the English language, and how to develop the ...

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Lawyer Destroys “Facebook Legal Notice” Meme


At some point, you’ve likely seen someone post some variation of the below from someone you’re friends with on Facebook: I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts, both ...

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No Growth Without Risk

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This month, there are law students graduating from law school all around the country. If you’re one of them, you’re graduating into one of the worst legal job markets ever. If you already landed a job, congratulations! Bust your ass ...

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A Blinking Light Locating A Weak Point In An Argument

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Many lawyers will spend significant amounts of time reading, analyzing, and deconstructing briefs, motions, and contracts. This requires a significant amount of reading and research. The consumption of volumes of information is part and parcel of being a lawyer. As someone once ...

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Should Lawyers Ditch Legalese?

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Here is the difference between winning Olympic vaults, 56 years apart: Here are examples of two contract clauses, 56 years apart. Old: The parties hereto do hereby stipulate and agree that it is their intention and covenant that this agreement and ...

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February 2016 Bar Exam Tips

FEBRUARY 2016 bar exam tips

Lots of nervous, recent graduates from law schools will be sitting down to take the February 2016 bar exam next week. For some it might be their first time, for others it’s the 2nd or 3rd time at the rodeo.  It’s been a ...

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How To Handle Criticism

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“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Sir Winston Churchill As a new professional of any sort, ...

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Jury Duty: A Lawyer’s Journey

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A couple of weeks ago I received a summons to serve as a juror. My first one ever. Lawyers usually don’t like jury duty because we almost always get struck. It’s a waste of our time. But as I’m not ...

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