Asked and Answered

145 ABA Journal Asked and Answered articles.

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped this lawyer from advocating for wellness and recovery
It may often seem like most, if not all, of your contacts on social media are complaining about wearing face masks, having to social distance and adhere to shelter-in-place orders. Since the novel coronavirus hit, performing these tasks have become part of our daily lives. But it's important to note that you only have control of yourself, says lawyer and author Brian Cuban.
Could you be replaced by a robot lawyer?
Do you really need a human for the so-called human touch in lawyering, particularly when a big part of the job is convincing the client to be reasonable? Maybe not, according to some people who created apps that they claim help people accomplish tasks traditionally carried out by lawyers.
Trials and tiaras: How do pageant winners fare as lawyers?
What are two activities where success comes from reading a room, speaking with authority and not appearing nervous, even if you are? Trying cases in court and also beauty pageants.
How to practice law remotely and efficiently during the COVID-19 crisis
As people across the country are coping with countless changes in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered podcast is taking a break from its regularly scheduled programing to share information with lawyers about how they can adjust to the world’s current situation—such as having to work from home, whether they want to or not.
Why did a Georgia city prohibit tattoos on Sundays?
These days, people from all walks of life get tattoos. But in Columbus, Georgia, it was illegal to give them on Sundays, until recently. No one knows for sure what led to the law, but some suspect that it was what’s known as a “blue law,” a term for state and municipal regulations that prohibits commerce on Sundays, when lawmakers thought people should be in church.
Getting real: What happens when clients go on reality TV

In this new episode of Asked and Answered, ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with two lawyers and a TV showrunner, who are all involved in the world of reality television.

The financial costs for firms when women and minority lawyers leave

In this new episode of Asked and Answered, Ripa Rashid of Culture at Work talks to the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward about how can firms keep female and minority lawyers from leaving and the potentially high cost if and when they depart.

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Looking for a new listen? We've picked our favorite 2019 episodes from each of the ABA Journal's three podcasts. And if this whets your appetite, you can find more than nine years of past episodes on our podcast page or your favorite podcast listening service.
Dreading the office holiday party? Check out tips from an introverted lawyer

Holiday parties can be hard if you’re introverted, and they can be worse if you have social anxiety. But skipping them is not a great idea, says lawyer and author Heidi K. Brown in this new episode of the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered podcast.

What can you learn from a lawyer born the same year that you graduated law school?

In this new episode of Asked and Answered, Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward talks to Karen Kaplowitz about ways the experience pairing works well, having more diverse legal teams, and finding better ways to use social media in marketing.

Pay Attention: CPA serves up financial tips for lawyers

In this episode of the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered podcast, Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward talks to New York CPA Gary DuBoff about how to live within your means, how to figure out your set costs, and how to budget with what’s left over.

Speak Up: Tips for lawyers on how to give an impactful public speech

In this episode of Asked and Answered with the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward, Gerard Gregoire offers public speaking tips for lawyers and why it’s important to be authentic and connect with an audience.

First-year lawyer offers self-care tips and shares how he learned to quiet his mind post-law school

In this episode of Asked and Answered with the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward, Michael R. Anspach talks about his road to success after law school, his self-care tips and how he learned to quiet his mind.

Want to go to law school? This teen has some tips

In this episode of Asked and Answered with the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward, teen Haley Taylor Schlitz talks about her organization plans and how she’ll be spending the summer before starting law school at Southern Methodist University this fall.

Amped Up: ADHD med abuse in the legal profession

In this episode of Asked and Answered, attorney Patrick Krill talks about the extent of the issue of abusing pills, its prevalence in people under 40, and the dangers of illegal prescription stimulants.

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