The second annual Lawyers Appreciate… is well underway, and the tagging continues! Here’s a summary of participants and what they appreciate. (Stephanie West Allen is also maintaining a list.) December 22 Gini Nelson (Engaging Conflicts): Lawyers appreciate justice.
Last December, Stephanie West Allen (of Idealawg and Brains on Purpose(tm)) and I launched a 10-day campaign that we called “Lawyers Appreciate…” We asked legal bloggers to make a post, sharing the things and people they most appreciate in the practice of law. And we were delighted with the results, which you can find summarized here. … Continue Reading
I often request new clients complete the DISC assessment, both to give the client a sense of his or her natural tendencies and how much he or she feels the need to adapt to the current work environment and also to give me the background for communicating by using the client’s language. As I outlined… Continue Reading
When I review the searches that lead people to this blog, I all too frequently find some version of, “I hate being a lawyer.” Often I shrug and move on without much thought, but seeing the search last weekend took me down a different line of thought. Is this really true for the searcher? Maybe it… Continue Reading
Today I ran across a Law Practice Today article titled How to Be More User-Friendly, by Wendy L. Werner. The article lists reminders of what lawyers need to do, be, or think about “to not just be tolerated by the rest of the world, but to flourish.” Here’s the list, and I strongly encourage you to… Continue Reading
In the discussions that led up to the Lawyers Appreciate… countdown, Stephanie West Allen mentioned the Secret Society of Happy People to me. The name captured me – raptured me! — and it kept floating back to the surface as we were choosing the name for the countdown. Stephanie recently requested authorization from Pamela Gail Johnson, the creator… Continue Reading