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Admitting your Mistakes - Risks versus Rewards - Lawyers are not good at admitting our mistakes.  In fact, some lawyers will never admit that they made a mistake, no matter how blatantly obvious it is.  Today we’re going to have a look at whether that is sage advice from a risk averse profession, or just us rationalising the free reign o... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/admit-your-mistakes/

Admitting your Mistakes - Risks versus Rewards - Lawyers are not good at admitting our mistakes. In fact, some lawyers will never admit that they made a mistake, no matter how blatantly obvious it is. Today we’re going to have a look at whether that is sage advice from a risk averse profession, or just us rationalising the free reign o... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/admit-your-mistakes/

Podcast Episode 2: Forming New Habits - Tips for Lawyers Podcast Episode 2 – Show Notes In episode 2 of the Tips for Lawyers podcast I talk about forming new habits. What does that mean?  Well we deal with:  Why I’m talking about changing habits in a podcast that’s supposed to be about lawyers; How people are made up ... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/episode002/

Podcast Episode 2: Forming New Habits - Tips for Lawyers Podcast Episode 2 – Show Notes In episode 2 of the Tips for Lawyers podcast I talk about forming new habits. What does that mean? Well we deal with: Why I’m talking about changing habits in a podcast that’s supposed to be about lawyers; How people are made up ... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/episode002/

Leverage for Lawyers - Part 1 (delegation) - The concept of “leverage” is pretty simple: do more, with less. But what about in law firms? How can lawyers utilise leverage to improve profitability, increase productivity, deliver better services to clients, and run a better law firm all around? This is part 1 of my leverage... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/leverage-for-lawyers-part-1-delegation/

Leverage for Lawyers - Part 1 (delegation) - The concept of “leverage” is pretty simple: do more, with less. But what about in law firms? How can lawyers utilise leverage to improve profitability, increase productivity, deliver better services to clients, and run a better law firm all around? This is part 1 of my leverage... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/leverage-for-lawyers-part-1-delegation/

Job Hunting - Wrap Up - The phrase “tough market” really isn’t equipped to deal with just how difficult it is to get a job as a lawyer or law graduate at the moment in Australia. In fact, of the emails I have received from many of my readers over the last few months, getting a job is by far the most... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/job-hunting-wrap-up/

Job Hunting - Wrap Up - The phrase “tough market” really isn’t equipped to deal with just how difficult it is to get a job as a lawyer or law graduate at the moment in Australia. In fact, of the emails I have received from many of my readers over the last few months, getting a job is by far the most... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/job-hunting-wrap-up/

Are you a cruiser?  Why not step up your game?

Are you a cruiser? Why not step up your game?

Do you only want to know law?  Or do you want to be a better lawyer?

Do you only want to know law? Or do you want to be a better lawyer?

Do People Like you?  Do you care? - If you’ve worked in a larger law firm then you’ve met this person.  They’re the person who has been in practice for 45 years, and they are stuck in their ways.  People try to avoid them if possible, because interactions with this person leave them shivering, terrified, for h... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/do-people-like-you-do-you-care/

Do People Like you? Do you care? - If you’ve worked in a larger law firm then you’ve met this person. They’re the person who has been in practice for 45 years, and they are stuck in their ways. People try to avoid them if possible, because interactions with this person leave them shivering, terrified, for h... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/do-people-like-you-do-you-care/

Leverage Part 2 - Dictation, Technology and Precedents - This is part 2 of 2 in my videos on leverage for lawyers (that’s why I leap into the content with no intro – it was all recorded in one go).  I talk about why lawyers should be dictating more, the use of technology and how to be careful when you are using precedents to speed up your ... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/leverage-part-2-dictation-technology-and-precedents/

Leverage Part 2 - Dictation, Technology and Precedents - This is part 2 of 2 in my videos on leverage for lawyers (that’s why I leap into the content with no intro – it was all recorded in one go). I talk about why lawyers should be dictating more, the use of technology and how to be careful when you are using precedents to speed up your ... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/leverage-part-2-dictation-technology-and-precedents/

Wisdom - An Undervalued Characteristic - Strength.  Confidence.  Articulation.  Persistence.  Knowledge. Intelligence.  These are the characteristics we most commonly see among those most valued.  But what about wisdom?  To some an archaic term, but wisdom is a fundamental characteristic that identifying and learning from can benefit us... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/wisdom-an-undervalued-characteristic/

Wisdom - An Undervalued Characteristic - Strength. Confidence. Articulation. Persistence. Knowledge. Intelligence. These are the characteristics we most commonly see among those most valued. But what about wisdom? To some an archaic term, but wisdom is a fundamental characteristic that identifying and learning from can benefit us... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/wisdom-an-undervalued-characteristic/

Podcast Episode 3 - A little procrastination goes a long way -     Podcast: Play in new window  | Download (21.0MB)   | EmbedShow Notes Procrastination is to productivity as rust is to iron.  It erodes, eats away, and ultimately destroys your ability to be productive. So I made a podcast about it. In this episode you will learn:  Why I didn’t tell you ... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/episode003/

Podcast Episode 3 - A little procrastination goes a long way - Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.0MB) | EmbedShow Notes Procrastination is to productivity as rust is to iron. It erodes, eats away, and ultimately destroys your ability to be productive. So I made a podcast about it. In this episode you will learn: Why I didn’t tell you ... - http://www.tipsforlawyers.com/episode003/

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