Question of the Week

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What phrases do you hate hearing when talking to colleagues?

It is important to “begin a conversation in a way that doesn’t make it difficult for the person to respond, disagree, or add their perspective,” communications specialist John Stoker says…

Do you volunteer on a regular basis?

Many people chose to make Monday—the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks—a national day of service by spending the day volunteering. And the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey…

Do you have clients or know anyone affected by the wind-down of DACA? What will they do now?

On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would be phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. According to a statement from…

Have you ever had to cope with a natural disaster?

Updated: Hurricane Harvey has devastated coastal Texas, causing at least 38 deaths and damaging tens of thousands of homes. Lawyers, paralegals and law students who want to lend their skills…

Tell us about a client who truly helped with his or her case

Taylor Swift’s “blunt, powerful testimony” in her recent trial grabbed headlines and ultimately contributed to a favorable jury verdict. A Denver DJ had alleged that Swift fabricated an allegation that…

How have you dealt with job-related stress?

How job-related stress affects lawyers’ mental health has recently come to the fore. (Even the last season of Better Call Saul took a hard look at stress and mental…

What are your ‘law school don’ts’?

The start of the school year is around the corner, and this week, Ms. JD shared on its Facebook page a post from 2008 in which law school students…

Should bar exam pass scores be lower?

This week, the State Bar of California released results of a standard-setting study of the state bar exam’s passing score. One proposal that came out of the study was…

Have you ever moonlighted to supplement your primary income?

This week’s featured blawg is Financial Panther, which focuses on a Minneapolis government lawyer’s management of his finances—including his “side hustles,” among them dog sitting, renting out a spare…

Is there an essential clothing brand or item that you buy repeatedly?

Earlier this month, athletic apparel maker Lululemon filed a patent infringement lawsuit—something the company has a history of doing—related to a sports bra design. Design patent suits are rare…

What’s the strangest hypothetical you’ve ever had on a law exam?

This week, we noted that Howard University School of Law decided a law professor’s exam question related to allegations of improper touching during a bikini wax constituted sexual…

Who was your most difficult cross-examination?

In the July issue of the ABA Journal, litigators talk about how to cross-examine psychologists and psychiatrists. These witnesses can be tough to challenge because their testimony can have…

What hacks have you learned from years of business travel?

Traveling can be a fun adventure or a hellish affair. In our July cover story, we talk to lawyers about their own strategies for efficient and even enjoyable business…

Do you use social media to market your professional efforts?

Last week, Daliah Saper wrote about steps lawyers can take to use social media to market their law practices.

Lawyers who don’t use social media for professional efforts may…

Do you watch video in your legal research?

Lawyers watch video at work, and sometimes the occasion is not even connected to fantasy sports.

This month’s U.S. Senate testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey was arresting…

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