Tag Archives: Attitude

How Emotionally Intelligent is Your Lawyer?

Emotional intelligence is defined by Oxforddictionaries.com as “the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.”  We discussed in our last post how beneficial to the attorney/client relationship an attorney’s … Continue reading

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“Emotional Fitness” Training for Lawyers? . . . Brilliant!

On the heels of a successful trial program in its Chicago office, BigLaw firm Kirkland & Ellis is expanding the Life XT “emotional fitness” training program to all of its offices according to a May 4, 2016 abajournal.com article titled “Kirkland … Continue reading

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Bill Campbell’s Leadership Advice

Silicon Valley lost their “Coach” last week when Bill Campbell died.  Mr. Campbell, who had been head football coach at Columbia, an Apple executive and board member, and chairman and CEO of Intuit, was an adviser to Steve Jobs and … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #14 – 5 Coffee Challenge

Believing that “more lawyers could benefit from slowing down and taking time to build relationships,” Canary General Counsel Josh Beser, created a program to teach lawyers to network using casual conversation over coffee.  Interviewed by abajournal.com for an April 1, 2016 … Continue reading

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RIP Justice Scalia

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on February 13, 2016.  As arguably the most staunchly conservative jurist on the Court, his opinions often drew ire from opponents.  But what is now emerging is a more intimate look at … Continue reading

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Lawyers Are Members of a Privileged Class?

Shockingly those words were actually uttered by a New York lawyer during a meeting with who he thought was a potential client.  The lawyer boasted that “they don’t send the lawyers to jail because we run the country,” that lawyers are “members … Continue reading

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What’s “An Agreement To Agree”?

Well, for starters, it’s not enforceable in Texas.  And it can form the basis of a hefty legal malpractice suit as a client of Texas law firm Andrews Kurth discovered when the jury awarded him about $200 million against the firm. According … Continue reading

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Attorney Fear And The Effect On You

We have written before about the attorney/client relationship and the benefits of understanding your attorney’s perspective.  Shedding more light on the subject, University of Missouri emeritus professor of law John Lande has researched and compiled a list of common attorney … Continue reading

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Judicial Transparency

We have posted on a number of occasions about the benefits of cameras in the courtroom, and recently another controversy sparking video has surfaced.  In an August 8, 2015 post titled, Tearful woman gets judicial scolding, 3 days in jail for failing … Continue reading

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A Bit Of Comic Relief

We wanted to share a bit of comic relief this week.  As you can see from the imbedded YouTube video, 80-year old Dolores Sheinis was before the court on a bond hearing for resisting arrest and violating a protective order to … Continue reading

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