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Every attorney would probably agree that learning about the law is very different from actually practicing the law. New practitioners have entered a profession where conflict is everywhere and they are trying to manage an assistant, clients, co-workers, opposing counsel, the court, and their personal lives. Most days they may feel like the acrobat in the circus whose job it is to balance spinning plates on sticks while doing gymnastics. This program will touch on 10 things that help keep the plates spinning.
Program Table of Contents:
- Opening Comments
- Thing #1: Be disciplined in your communication.
- Thing #2: Do not underestimate the value of a competent assistant and the dangers of a bad one.
- Thing #3: Manage your clients’ expectations.
- Thing #4: How to handle an opposing attorney who is a jerk.
- Thing #5: Pay attention to the bottom line.
- Thing #6: Re-evaluate whether being a partner should be your goal.
- Thing #7: Resist the pressure to take a case you’re not qualified to take.
- Thing #8: Think twice before representing family and friends.
- Thing #9: Introduce yourself to judges and courthouse personnel and be respectful.
- Thing #10: Maintain healthy habits.
- Questions and closing thoughts
The 10 things discussed in this webinar focus on 3 primary areas: civility, competence, and well-being. If attorneys can keep these 3 areas in balance, they are much more likely to obtain good outcomes for their clients and enjoy their career.