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Bloggers With Bite: Atlanta, GA 2/22/16

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. At noon, on February 22, 2016 at GSU School Of Law in Atlanta, GA, some of the crankiest and snarkiest law bloggers in the country are going to get together. The ...

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Are You A Lion Or A Gazelle?

A few days ago over at Consultant’s Mind, there was a discussion of the infamous Dan Montano quote that was popularized in Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat: Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run ...

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How To Manage Your Online Reputation

So I’ve been giving some thought lately to “reputation management” in light of reputation dudebro trying to blackmail me. It was an ineffective and comical attempt, but still, it happened. I’m in a bit of a unique situation when something ...

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Why You Need Discipline To Develop Diligence

Some people, when stuck in a unchanging pattern, look for ways to improve themselves, their routine, or work product. They take a class, or read a book, or look at motivational memes. The motivation works — for a couple days. But eventually it wears ...

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2015 ABA 509 Disclosures: Fifty Shades Of Grey

Quietly and without fanfare, the ABA 509 Required Disclosures website was updated with the 2015 reports. December 15th is the required reporting day, but you don’t see it mentioned that often. Law schools are required to post their 509 reports ...

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Annual Planning For Lawyers – Reference Guide

I was walking around a shopping center in early November and there were already holiday Christmas decorations hung up everywhere. Thanksgiving seems like it has almost been completely subsumed by the winter holiday season. Which is unsurprising really. Thanksgiving is, well, about giving ...

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Ethics Of Misrepresentation In Negotiation

Being an effective negotiator is an incredibly important aspect of being a lawyer. Whether it be a contract dispute or a bitter custody battle, negotiation comes to play on a regular basis in the representation of clients. Negotiation can either be amicable ...

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How To Write A Good Legal Memo

Perhaps the most important skill a new lawyer needs to have a firm grasp of is writing. Why? Writing is thinking: It’s simple. The amount of information our brains can fit into our short term memory at once isn’t a lot. If ...

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