In this episode of the Asked and Answered: Lived and Learned series, Michele Coleman Mayes discusses improving your relationship with someone by using certain types of communication.
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In this episode of the Asked and Answered: Lived and Learned series, Mia Yamamoto discusses the importance of fighting for those who come after you, and of advocating for yourself.
In this episode of the Asked and Answered: Lived and Learned series, Lucian Pera says that he's learned that everyone, including lawyers, can use an outside perspective.
In this episode of the Asked and Answered: Lived and Learned series, Cruz Reynoso discusses how his father's philosophy as a farmworker inspired him as a labor rights advocate and attorney.
In this episode of the Asked and Answered: Lived and Learned series, Bobbi Liebenberg says she's learned that laughter has a place in the workplace.
In this episode of the Asked and Answered: Lived and Learned series, Andrés Gallegos says he learned never to let anyone else's perception of his capabilities limit him in achieving his dreams.
Terri Morrison discusses how to not offend clients and alienate foreign judges and arbiters even with the hurdle of cultural differences.
This August, lawyers from around the country will come to Chicago for the ABA Annual Meeting. Wondering whether to make the trip yourself?
Brian Cuban shares about his decades long struggle with body dysmorphic disorder, and how he learned to address it.
Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Valerie Fontaine, founding partner of the legal search firm SeltzerFontaine, about which in-demand areas of law have open job positions–and how law grads can secure them.
Wellness is not just about eating health food and exercising. Hear from Jolene Park, founder of Healthy Discoveries, a corporate wellness company.
E-discovery and privacy law should be two areas that legal tech jobseekers look into, Shannon Capone Kirk tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of Asked and Answered.
Nancy Levit shares tips on how to find the work you want to do, and how to find joy in the work you're already doing.
Bree Buchanan talks about how lawyers assistance programs work, and how a person can reach out for assistance.
Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams talks about common social faux pas lawyers make, and how best to avoid them.
Karen Kaplowitz shares tips about how lawyers can best serve clients after a move or ways to make a place for themselves at a new firm.
Adam Minsky, author of "Student Loan Debt 101," shares tips and tricks for managing debt and regaining control of your personal finances.
Find out how you can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in this special episode of Asked and Answered.
In this ABA Journal podcast, Jeffrey Lowe discusses compensation for lawyers, including tips to ensure you're getting paid fairly.
This special ABA Annual episode covers diversity and what will truly drive change within the legal profession.
ABA President Linda Klein and Marty Balogh talk about the upcoming 2017 ABA Annual Meeting in New York City in August.
Attorney and activist Paul Harris talks about his work stretching back to the 1960s, including defending high-profile clients like Huey Newton.
This legal podcast discusses how lawyers can advocate for themselves in the workplace, without getting in their own way.
This legal podcast dives into getting certified as a minority-owned law firm for government or private-sector programs.
In 2016, a group of lawyers filed a federal civil rights claim against the Detroit public school system. We interview Carter Phillips, one of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs.
In this month's episode of Asked and Answered, Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Sara Sutton Fell about lawyers working remotely.
Event planning campaigns that won't break your budget resulting in events that lawyers will actually attend.
Stephanie speaks with Jeffrey Rachlinski, a Cornell Law School professor who has done various studies about implicit bias, including one that focused on trial judges.
How law students who have failed the bar exam should go about preparing to retake it - without fear or anxiety.
Kathleen Kelley Reardon talks about how attorneys can ask for what they want without jeopardizing good work relationships.
Tips and advice for lawyers on what you can do to recover the money you're owed.
Jeena Cho speaks about how practicing mindfulness, in essence living in the present moment, helps lawyers quickly move on from daily stressors and setbacks.
Gayle Victor, a Chicago-area lawyer and social worker who counsels attorneys, discusses whether you should leave your law firm.
Business development coach Larry Kohn discusses ways that attorneys can promote themselves and their skills, helping the lawyer and their potential clients.
Kandis Gibson has some tips and tricks for how lawyers can make exercise and outdoor activities part of your routine.
“You have the right to remain silent.” Because of TV shows and movies, most people probably know at least this part of the Miranda warning. But do people actually understand all of their Miranda rights? Fifty years after the landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona, we speak to Russell Covey of Georgia State University State’s College...
Can you plan to prevent workplace bias before it starts? In some cases yes, says Joan Williams, the founding director of the Center for WorkLife Law at University of California Hastings. The ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward discusses with Williams tips on how to create what she calls “bias interrupters” to head off potential discrimination.
Artificial intelligence has long been a tool for lawyers to perform their tasks more efficiently. However, the technology has advanced to the point where computers can now perform many of the tasks that were once the exclusive domain of humans. In this month’s Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s Victor Li talks to freelance writer...
Cost savings are particularly important for small firms and solos. What are some easy fixes for making law firm budgets go further, and what are some common mistakes to avoid? In this month’s Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward gets some tips and tricks for stretching firm’s dollars further. Mrs. Natalie R. Kelly is the Director of the State Bar of...
You may have noticed that some lawyers are often quoted in the press. They might have a practice that naturally garners attention, or perhaps they are great at explaining complex issues succinctly and have a good camera presence. Or it could just be that they’re known for returning phone calls and emails in a timely...
It’s time to set goals for the new year. But can you actually follow through with them? In this month’s Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward discusses what reasonable steps you can take in 2016 to improve your life and your career. Her guest Karen Kaplowitz gives listeners tips on making and...
Can a commitment to blogging help develop a practice area and turn you into an expert? In this month’s Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Hilary Bricken, a Seattle lawyer and one of the authors of Canna Law Blog. Recently honored as one of the ABA Journal’s 9th Annual Blawg...
Are lawyers prone to anxiety, or is the pace of the profession the culprit? The ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Will Meyerhofer, a psychotherapist who has also been a practicing attorney, to learn more about anxiety and get tips on how lawyers can manage and overcome it.
The market for legal jobs may be getting better, but it’s still not great. That being said, are there specific practice areas that need more attorneys to serve current and future needs? In this month’s episode of Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with legal search consultant Valerie Fontaine to find...
What good can some men serving life sentence do for other inmates? A great deal, says Judge Laurie A. White, who co-founded a re-entry program for inmates of the infamous Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana. In this episode of Asked and Answered, she tells the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward about how the program utilizes...
Do you get social anxiety thinking about networking at big events? Is it hard to make connections with other lawyers? Focus on what you can learn about others, rather than telling people about yourself, business development coach Larry Kohn tells the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward. Larry Kohn, an executive coach, is president of Los...
We’d all love to be able to unplug completely while we’re on vacation, but for many lawyers it’s not that simple. Meeting your duty to your clients might mean that you can’t just leave your phone at home. But how can you keep distractions to a minimum and make the most out of your time...
It’s a federal offense to grow, sell or use marijuana, but a growing number of states have laws permitting its use under specific circumstances. In Alaska, Oregon, Colorado and Washington, the product is available for recreational use. In Colorado and Washington, it may be sold commercially, and is taxed and regulated by the state. The...
Have you ever daydreamed about having a career abroad? Before saying “bon voyage,” you should know what’s involved. In this month’s Asked and Answered podcast, moderator Stephanie Francis Ward will find out tips and advice on developing a practice beyond U.S. borders.
If the unthinkable happens, will your practice be ready for an intermediary to take over or help with a transition? Do you know what would happen if you–or one of your colleagues–should suddenly die or become incapacitated? The ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with two experts about tools and systems you can put in...
With such a stressful profession, many attorneys face addiction and other mental health issues. If you find yourself struggling–or know another lawyer who is–what resources are out there? Does admitting a problem have to harm your career? What are your ethical duties if you do know that a colleague is battling an addiction or suffering...
Stephanie Francis Ward, a legal affairs writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001. Stephanie had worked as a...