Advocacy

22 ABA Journal Advocacy articles.

How to appear confident and self-assured, even when you’re not
Into your mind pops the image of a lawyer. Is it Atticus Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird? Is it the Atticus Finch of Go Set a Watchman? Vinny Gambini…
How clients’ backgrounds may shed light on their motivation for litigation
How should you handle a bad news client?
Is there anything you wouldn't do for a paying client? Whether you are a solo practitioner or a lawyer in a firm, the realities of the legal business cause money…
Goodwill is a precious resource for you and your clients, so follow the Golden Rule
Earning respect comes with the way you handle certain situations
The late, great Rodney Dangerfield always used to complain: "I don't get no respect." He then proceeded to make fun of himself for this little problem, like this: "When I…
Chicago lawyer pieces together a missing couple’s story to obtain a court ruling that they died
When Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014, it never occurred to Richard Campbell that he'd be involved in some of the earliest…
Why you should do your own legwork before putting your trust in a client
I was raised to be a naive and trusting person. This is not a good mindset for a lawyer. People sometimes lie, and being cautiously skeptical is a good thing.…