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Overcoming a Reluctance to Ask For Help

I. What Successful People Do As an attorney in a large law firm for many years, I worked closely with many colleagues, opposing counsel, and clients. Since launching Greenhorn Legal (and now Greenhorn Bold ), I have encountered entrepreneurs of all kinds, as well. Across industries, I have noticed...

Delegation is a Skill You Need to Learn

Are you slightly neurotic, a control freak, a micro-manager, or generally bad at communicating your needs? Join the club. Law school engrains into its ranks the fear of horrible hypotheticals, that dozens of catastrophes could happen on the way to the train (think Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad...

Learning and Teaching by Sharing Mistakes

I would like to share some key teaching techniques that I have found effective. I'll give you a hint - you've got to start with assumption busting. In the course of running Greenhorn Legal (and now Greenhorn Bold ), I have researched and adopted various teaching techniques and styles. Each...

Why Law Students and Job Seekers Need Business Cards

Well, in general, why does anyone need a business card? I use them as a logical, manageable way to communicate my contact information to another person. It's a physical object that someone can refer to at a later time to either get in touch with me, or pass my contact information to another. ...

Rookie Mistakes to Avoid as an Associate: Failing to Notice a Deposition

"As a junior associate, I subpoenaed a witness for deposition in another state. I failed to serve a formal notice of the deposition on the opposing counsel. On the morning of the deposition, the partner and I flew out to the deposition location. Opposing counsel didn't come, of course, because...

Rookie Mistakes to Avoid as an Associate: Failing To Pay Attention To Detail

"At my first law firm, I assisted in preparing a number of documents as part of a transactional filing for one of the firm's largest clients. In reciting the company name, I did not insert a comma before the 'LLC,' though I was told that the company name required it. The documents were...

Office Etiquette for New Attorneys

Do not wear headphones in your office. Ever. Period. Let me explain. I. The Generational Gap In every legal practice, there is a distinct age and generational gap between the oldest and youngest attorneys in the office. As a rule, it is the responsibility of the new lawyers to impress the more...