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The decision of a Texas appeals court (filed July 10 of 2019) is worth highlighting because it sends a very important message to all attorneys - timing is so critical to the legal profession. The Texas court dismissed a medical malpractice lawsuit because the plaintiff's lawyer filed an expert report 18 minutes late. All legal professionals must truly understand the importance that time plays in relation to their job. It can impact such things as motions to meetings to conferences to interviews... Continue Reading
In our most recent post, we looked at reasons why a lawyer should focus on a particular specialty when practicing. This week we are going to provide the flipside of the coin. The truth is that there are great reasons for why an attorney should be a generalist. And in the end, the best answer to whether an attorney should specialize or not is largely up to personal preference... Continue Reading
An ongoing debate within the legal profession is whether a lawyer should focus on one specialty (e.g., copyright law, tax law, DUI defense, etc.), as opposed to serving as a general practitioner. The questions around specialization start as early as law school and they continue throughout the career of most attorneys. In many cases, the focus on one aspect of the law, or practicing within a certain niche, is definitely a good thing... Continue Reading
No matter if you're a lawyer in a firm or corporate legal department, you are going to have a distinct workplace personality. It's important for attorneys to understand their unique character because it will greatly impact their relations with co-workers, colleagues, and clients. So, why not know of your workplace personality? If you want to cut right to the chase and discover your disposition now, just skip to the test below. If, though, you'd like to understand the results a bit better, then let's start off with some basics... Continue Reading
Lawyers must know how to manage their time wisely. There are no real exceptions that apply. And, this applies to both attorneys actively practicing law and to those that are looking for a new job. Excellent time management makes legal professionals more efficient and it allows them to create a sound work/life balance. Note, though, that attorneys do not need complicated time management software or apps to get the job done... Continue Reading