No. 842 This week we are exploring the Seven Foundations of Time Mastery for Attorneys, a book by Julie A. Fleming, attorney and consultant. Foundation 1 involved managing your energy and Foundation 2 was about setting priorities. Although lawyers think they are good at delegating, Fleming writes that most lawyer’s delegation skills are only passable. [...]
No. 841 The Second of the Seven Foundations of Time Mastery for Attorneys, as stated by Attorney and Consultant Julie A. Fleming, is to set priorities and use them to guide your actions.”Knowing your top priorities each day, ” she says,” increases the likelihood that you will accomplish (or t least advance) the most important [...]
Is daily hour twelve billed by an overworked lawyer equivalent to daily hour five? Did it produce an equally creative and effective work product as the hours expended when the lawyer was fresh and rested? There is no empirical way to answer these questions, but we all know the answer.
No. 839 “The reason is simple,” she says. “No matter how much time you have, without sufficient energy to perform at a high level during that time, you will not be able to accomplish much.” Anyone who must spend long hours at a computer keyboard will attest to that truth. You cannot read effectively, let [...]
No. 838 To tell the truth, we all know people who overuse expressions that affirm that they are not lying, at least not this time. There is a new book on the subject written by Duke Psychology Professor Dan Ariely, whose writings on application of experimental psychology to everyday problems are, honestly, legendary. A sample [...]
No. 837 In case you ever wondered, there has been at least one case involving the practice of flashing lights at people approaching a speed trap. A Florida court held that such conduct was speech protected the First Amendment. Its not precedent, but its an interesting idea if you ever find yourself in that spot. Hat [...]
No. 836 John Elash has been a hard-working and effective criminal defense lawyer for almost 40 years. So, its a little disconcerting to know that he may be remembered for an incident where he lost his cool and lost control, too. The Post-Gazette is not the only news outlet reporting that he assaulted his long-time [...]
No. 835 It wasn’t that long ago that Tiger Woods was considered to be the best in the world. Since his comeback, he’s still pretty good. But not the best. To be the best, you must believe in the depths of your unconscious mind that you deserve to win. Tiger doesn’t. Not anymore. Not yet. [...]
No. 834 The following remembrance of Dr. Sam Astorino, who died recently, was posted in the Duquesne Law Alumni page of Linked in. Click here for the Post Gazette Obituary.
No. 833 Every once in a while, I check to see how I’m doing on the AVVO list of legal blogs. Today PLBT is coming in at No. 228. No. 227 is a Public Defender Blog which has been on hiatus since 2009. However, there was one post in February 2012. Very entertaining, even if [...]
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