Question of the Week

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Does your workplace allow pets? Do you ever take your pet to work with you?

People love their pets. So much so that they’re nowadays considered to be part of the family. We’ve previously reported that it’s not uncommon for dogs, cats and other…

What do you love most about being a lawyer?

Last Friday was “Love Your Lawyer Day,” an annual day of appreciation promoted the by American Lawyers Public Image Association to honor those in the industry.

The campaign outlined different…

What is your law school’s best quality?

The Princeton Review just released its annual rankings of law schools. These rankings are largely based on surveys of law students, and cover a variety of aspects of the…

Have you worked on any pro bono cases this year?

This week is the ABA’s National Pro Bono Celebration, and lawyers and law firms across the nation are participating in volunteer events. Many efforts this year are in response…

Who are your lawyer gurus?

In a post at Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog, lawyer Scott Key cautions those who would take cross-examination inspiration from what’s seen on television dramas.

“All the cross-examination gurus…

Is your primary work computer a desktop or a laptop?

As lawyers are increasingly expected to be able to handle work outside of normal business hours and from anywhere, the desktop computer’s usefulness seems to be on the decline.

Still,…

What advice do you have for a winning legal career?

Last week at the Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans, Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, gave a keynote speech sharing five pieces of…

How long did it take for you to feel like you were a good lawyer?

At the Law21 Blog this month, legal market analyst Jordan Furlong asked LinkedIn followers who started their careers as law firm associates how many years of practice it took…

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…

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