This week’s post was written by our friend Chelsea Wilson of Washington University School of Law. She takes a look at the art and style of legal writing and provides a clear, succinct guideline for your writing in both formal and informal situations. Enjoy! * * * For many legal writers, [...]
Recently, the editors from Bestcriminaljustice.com contacted me about a post they prepared for aspiring law students. The post concerns scholarship information for aspiring law students. As it is incredibly timely (the cost of law school tuition is increasing exponentially and law school applications are down quite a bit) and well written, I thought I would [...]
BIG NEWS: After months of hard work, this website is now a fully integrated, on-demand practical skills training resource for law students, law schools, and law firms! All of the Greenhorn Legal content – previously offered via live programs only – is now available to you on my website. Members will have access to all [...]
Hey! Are you on our list? If not, get on it now! We’re just days away from a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT that I don’t want you to miss, and I’m telling the people on my list first. There will be prizes and some “movies,” too. Basically, it’s a party, and you’re invited! See you there! [...]
In the next couple of weeks, I am hosting a FREE speech writing webinar through Greenhorn Legal’s sister company, Greenhorn Bold. In the webinar, we are talking about the ten fundamental steps to writing a bold and brilliant speech. No matter where you go to law school, where you plan to work, or where you [...]
Relationships are key to success in any legal practice environment. From day one, you should have clear goals for initiating and building on your workplace relationships. Relationship building is an art. And like anything else, it takes a little patience and practice. It also takes some negotiating – no two relationship dynamics are alike. Still, [...]
My new book Thrive – A New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice is an ABA Bestseller! Have you picked up your copy yet?! Click here to buy yours now! (If you would like a signed copy, send it to my attention at Greenhorn Legal, LLC PO Box 13220 Chicago, IL 60613, along with your [...]
As lawyers, we are always talking about marketing (or, for law students and recent law school graduates, networking), as if this was some isolated thing. ”Market your legal practice.” Um, OK. This is a bit like saying, “go run a marathon,” to someone who has not left his desk for the past seventeen years. He’s [...]
Happy New Year! In honor of the New Year, this week, we’re talking about goal setting. This is not about making vague, global “resolutions” for the New Year. Those are great, but generally not actionable and long forgotten by February. Goal setting requires thought, action, and accountability. Here is my advice for setting goals [...]
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday season. Best wishes for a beautiful new year. Sincerely,
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