As attorneys, chronic stress is often a part of our job. If we do not effectively manage chronic stress, however, it has the potential to cripple our productivity levels. Chronic stress can also make it physically, mentally, and emotionally impossible to advocate for our clients and communicate with them effectively and competently. Further, we run the risk of violating the rules of professional ...
Our personal brands make us unique as lawyers. They also create an environment where conflict reigns and diversity is lacking if the personal brand distinctions are not clarified and harnessed well. The result is a happier workforce, collaborative work environment, maximum efficiency and better attorney-client relationships and attorney- attorney relationships.
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Abraham Lincoln once said, “As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man [person]. There will still be business enough.”
Lincoln on Professionalism was created by the Atlanta Bar Association in partnership with the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism in Georgia in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The CLE program presents the writings of Abraham Lincoln to create an engaging documentary-style program on professionalism.
Most ethical miscues, professional responsibility breaches, and compliance violations don't arise out of arcane, ambiguous, provisions of the applicable rules or codes of conduct, but, in fact, for clear breaches of obvious, well-defined obligations. It’s not rocket science—in fact, anyone who has sat in on a basic professional responsibility class or compliance training would know
A master of the courtroom stage who possessed an uncanny understanding of human character, Clarence Darrow was arguably the greatest trial lawyer of the twentieth century. An adamant opponent of capital punishment and a passionate proponent of civil and human rights, he was often called the "Attorney for the Damned" because he fought for the underdog and took on criminal cases thought to be hopeless. Yet, while commanding respect as a trial lawyer, Darrow was often embroiled in bitter controversy for his unpopular stands on many issues and criticized for his purported unethical professional behavior.
Procrastination creates undue stress. Delaying work can be a form of self-sabotage, affect productivity and result in errors. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these problems. This session will focus on helping lawyers to complete work with more control and less crisis management. Attendees will learn: how to recognize your individual style of procrastination and overcome it; how to break down...
The seminar is partially based on the presenters' fifty-five page Social Media chapter from their book, "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet." You will discover how other attorneys are using social media sites for discovery, trial preparation, direct examination, cross-examination, background checks, and locating missing persons and learn how to authenticate profiles and get
Your Data Probably Has Been Stolen. Wondering How to Minimize the Chances of it Happening Again?
Like everyone else, lawyers rely heavily on technology to store information. In addition to the everyday concerns we all have regarding the potential loss or theft of our information, lawyers have the added ethical responsibility of maintaining client confidentiality.
Networking is the modern way to develop the trust-based relationships lawyers need to create their reputation, develop referral relationships, attract clients, build the career they want and access knowledge and resources. Strategic networking marries intention to networking in order to produce a targeted, cumulative, effective networking program focused on achieving a person’s goals. In this program ...