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ADHD and Attorney Wellness

ADHD and Attorney Wellness

Unmanaged ADHD can lead to depression, anxiety and substance abuse. By educating the profession about ADHD and de-stigmatizing it, we can improve attorney wellness.

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Honoring a Mentor

Honoring a Mentor

In honor of Black History Month, I offer this memory of one of my first mentors in the legal profession, Akim Gursel, an African American attorney, and three important things I learned from him about mentoring.  In part two, I will discuss some lessons he taught me...

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3 Tips for the ADHD Lawyer Working from Home

3 Tips for the ADHD Lawyer Working from Home

Working from home presents challenges for lawyers with ADHD and some of them are harder to overcome than others. As I have said before, job selection is key for lawyers who have ADHD or ADHD-like tendencies.  If they are doing something that they love--something...

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How to Talk to your Parents about Coronavirus

How to Talk to your Parents about Coronavirus

You probably have all you can handle with COVID-19, working from home and social distancing—that is until your parents came on the scene.  Inter-generational strife is increasing in these stressful times with parental behavior ranging from full meltdowns to...

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Success

Success

Five Things that Being a Successful Attorney has Taught Me About Success 1. Have your own vision of success It’s a basic concept: you have to know where you’re going in order to get there.  You must have a clear idea of what success means to YOU.  Think about it. ...

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Power of Positive Feedback

Power of Positive Feedback

First time managers often have difficulty providing positive feedback to their subordinates (and former peers) because of fears that they would be perceived as “soft” or “easy,” and so they fall into a habit of only providing negative feedback. One of my supervisors...

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Lessons Learned from Managing a Perfectionist

Lessons Learned from Managing a Perfectionist

Imagine this:  you are put in charge of a team that is charged with handling a moderately complex matter for a client on an emergency basis.  It has to be right and it has to be done in 10 days. You have a great team with people with complementary skill sets and one...

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