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Do You Feed Your Résumé Or Your Eulogy?

I’m not a huge fan of David Brooks, but on occasion his columns provoke thought or provide insight. His recent column for the New York Times, The Moral Bucket List, contained a passage that resonated with me: It occurred to me ...

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The Value Of Criticism

Scott Greenfield writes on the Sunshine Superman Syndrome: Self-assessment is notoriously unreliable, whether because we over- or under-estimate our competence. The Impostor Syndrome, like fear, saves us from being the fool, and doing harm to others in the process, by ...

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“I Feel Like A Shit Lawyer”

Woke up this morning, made coffee, breakfast. Wife heads to work, I finish getting son ready for school. Drop him off and then come back to my home office as I’ve got a bunch of media stuff  (podcast, layout/design, etc) ...

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Why You Should Lawyer Up Before You Startup

(Note: Multiple updates at bottom of post.) A couple months ago I discovered that a web service was scraping the content from a number of legal blogs. I didn’t appreciate having my friends’ content, nor mine, taken and used without ...

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Choose To Put Yourself In A Bad Situation

I was in Atlanta yesterday to speak at a CLE event for OutkickCLE. I had gone over the night before and stayed with my brother-in-law & his wife so I wouldn’t have to drive over in the morning. But the CLE wasn’t until the ...

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The Illusion Of Control

Yesterday my son had surgery. A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (TNA in medical jargon). A fairly simple procedure in the realm of surgeries. I had mine taken out when I was around 8 and vaguely remember it as not being that bad ...

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Fixed That Law Jobs Chart

Over at Lawyerist, Sam put up a post on a chart recently put out by American Lawyer: Actually, Legal Jobs Aren’t Recovering: Since legal employment bottomed out in 2009 Q4, the net gain is just about 100,000 jobs. That’s something, but ...

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Why Is Lawblogs.net Stealing From Legal Blogs? Part 2

Yesterday I posted an overview of a website called Lawblogs.net that was content scraping a number of legal blogs. The extent to which the content scrapping occurred varied, but there were definitely multiple instances of complete posts being pulled from ...

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Why Is Lawblogs.net Stealing From Legal Blogs?

2/25/2015 UPDATE: Lawblogs.net has been shuttered, as per its owner. See this post and the comments for details. The development of the internet has been a wonderful thing for publishing. More people have a platform to have their voice heard than ever ...

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