ABA Journal Podcast
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Law school can be a lonely, stressful time, and it’s easy to feel like you're failing to fit the model of the perfect law student. But there’s no one right way to go to law school, says sociology professor Kathryne M. Young, author of How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School
; you can craft your own experience.
Sep 19, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
Ken Adams has brought his contract expertise to a Pittsburgh artificial intelligence startup.
The transactional lawyer stopped practicing law “the regular way,” as he puts it, in 2006 and devoted…
Sep 12, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
Are you dreading talking with a colleague about an issue you're having with them? When approaching a difficult conversation at work, reframe it in your mind as a discussion that can help improve your relationship with someone, says Michele Coleman Mayes in this episode of our special podcast series.
Sep 5, 2018 6:05 AM CDT
As an associate dean of the University of Houston Law Center, Sondra Tennessee has witnessed her share of helicopter parents. She’s seen parents ask law schools to switch their child’s professor, because they didn’t think he or she was a good fit.
Aug 27, 2018 6:05 AM CDT
Many people promote a daily practice of meditation, spiritual contemplation and mindfulness as a way to improve your personal life and well-being. Attorney Jeremy Richter argues that creating a similar daily ritual to focus on developing your professional skills can be just as helpful to your clients, career and law practice.
In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with Richter, author of Building a Better Law Practice: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day
. The book is structured to provide a daily reading on personal and professional development over a seven-week time period.
Aug 22, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
It’s too easy for attorneys to be aware that something isn’t perfect in their practices and accept the situation instead of pushing back. So says longtime legal innovator Nicole Bradick.
Aug 15, 2018 6:05 AM CDT
If you’re working on a client matter and get even the slightest sense that something you’re doing may cause problems down the road, ask another lawyer about it, says Lucian Pera, the chair of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility's coordinating council.
Aug 14, 2018 6:10 AM CDT
When her career was getting started in the 1970s, a partner interviewing Roberta "Bobbi" Liebenberg for an associate position asked if she would cry when things went south in court. "Why, do you want me to?" Liebenberg quipped.
Aug 8, 2018 6:10 AM CDT
One of many lawyers’ worst fears is that a client, opposing party or even a random stranger may try to physically hurt them, often for nothing more than the attorney doing his or her job. In this episode of the ABA Journal's Asked and Answered, Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Ty Smith, a retired Navy SEAL who founded Vigilance Risk Solutions, a security consulting business that focuses on workplace violence prevention.
Jul 30, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
The authority to impeach and remove a U.S. president is one of the legislative branch's most powerful weapons. But in the country's history, despite many periods of open hostility between Congress and the executive branch, no president has been removed from office through the impeachment procedure. Why is that?
Jul 25, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
When Amy Porter founded the online payment platform AffiniPay, she drew on her experience as a college athlete—cheerleading while majoring in merchandising at the University of Texas at Austin—which led…
Jul 18, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
“Realize that sometimes those in authority haven’t done the right thing simply because the issue has not been brought to them,” Cruz Reynoso says, “When brought to them properly, very often public officials will respond affirmatively.”
Jul 17, 2018 7:05 AM CDT
What do you know now that you wish you’d known at the start of your career? It’s a question that ABA Journal podcast host Stephanie Francis Ward loves to ask,…
Jul 11, 2018 7:05 AM CDT
What do you know now that you wish you’d known at the start of your career? It’s a question that ABA Journal podcast host Stephanie Francis Ward loves to ask, one that can prompt incredible stories. It’s the question that inspired her to create a special series of her Asked and Answered podcast, titled Asked and Answered: Lived and Learned. In this episode, Ward speaks with Andrés Gallegos.
Jul 3, 2018 7:15 AM CDT
The Asked and Answered podcast asked experienced lawyers what lessons they’ve learned while practicing law, and what those lessons have meant for them both personally and professionally.
Jul 1, 2018 12:55 AM CDT
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