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This week's SRC Friday post is an oldie but a goodie! Check out this #flashbackfriday post "9 Things I "( Really, Really) Wish They Had Taught Me in Law School." What are some lessons you've learned in law that you wish you would have learned in law school?
1. The Pareto Principle.
The 80/20 rule is tradition… Read More
You become what you think you'll become.
Muhammad Ali said, "What you're thinking is what you're becoming". He was the greatest boxer because he wanted to become the greatest boxer. He worked hard, maybe harder than most to achieve his goal. When I decided to open a law practice (with two other new… Read More
Every lawyer is unique.
I bet this one surprises you. Yes, every single lawyer is unique. Maybe the law schools and the public don't view us this way but that's not because each lawyer isn't unique. It's because each lawyer tries to copy everyone else's presentation of what they think a lawyer shou… Read More
Don't be Intimidated.
It is so very easy to let the wealth of experiences others possess in this profession make you feel small and awkward and inept. It doesn't help when the profession as a whole reinforces your fears. But you can't let yourself be intimidated. Every single person who has… Read More
Mistakes and failures are critical to success.
We love to watch little kids, especially our own, learn new things. They will try something they've never done before and even if they don’t succeed at first, they keep trying, failing, trying, failing, trying until they succeed. Most often they are en… Read More
I hope you have found our list helpful so far. This week’s lesson is so simple, yet often missed.
Be proactive. Not reactive.
If you want something in life, reach for it with both hands. If you expect what you desire to magically fall into your lap, a job, a great client, a brilliant mentor, not o… Read More
The fourth lesson I wish I would have learned is Do Not Have A Scarcity Mentality.
This week’s lesson is short and sweet.
This is The Go-Giver parable. When you give value first with no expectation of return, you inevitably get more value than you could have imagined. A scrooge keeps exa… Read More
The third thing I really wish they had taught me in law school is Batching.
For those of us who have taken on or are considering solo practices, we have mundane administrative minutiae to attend to which, while boring to say the least, is still critical to our practices and our lives. Putting them off an… Read More
The second thing I really wish they had taught me in law school is Parkinson’s Law. Parkinson’s Law basically stands for the proposition that an assignment or obligation will not only expand into the time allotted for completion but will also seemingly become more complex. I certainly never kne… Read More
Whether you’re fresh out of law school or preparing to graduate; you’re going to learn lessons later in your career that will leave you saying, "I really wish they had taught me that in law school." Read More
Q&A regarding the issues of including client testimonials on an attorney's website Read More
Lessons from experience useful for new or young attorneys. Read More