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Keeva on Life and Practice

34 ABA Journal Keeva on Life and Practice articles.

Compassionate Checklist

Once the decision to represent a client has been made, remaining mindful of opportunities as the relationship–un­folds can lead to real fulfillment on the creative, ethical/moral and human levels. Consider…

Whence the wind?

Pronunciation: ‘dol-drmz.’ etymology: probably akin to Old English. 1. A spell of listlessness or despondency. 2. A part of the ocean near the equator abounding in calms, squalls and light,…

Speaking Volumes

Welcome to part two of a column that asks the question: “What nonlaw book has been most important to you in your life as a lawyer, and why?”

Lives Shaped by Books

Rrecently, I e-mailed about 40 lawyers and posed a simple question: “What nonlaw book has been most important to you in your life as a lawyer, and why?” Almost everyone…

Two Who Care

I tend to assume that most lawyers truly care about their clients. But I wonder how many make an effort to demonstrate that concern. And when they do, how do they go about it? The two lawyers featured below do it differently, but both make a real difference in their clients’ lives.

Leading, The Small Way

Sometimes, amid the complaining and the gnashing of teeth over how depleting law practice can be, it’s tempting to bring up a question that really needs to be asked: Why…

Problematic Perfectionism

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.”

Take off the Straitjacket

A couple of years ago I served as a panelist at a New York State Bar Association program on quality of life for lawyers. There must have been 250 people…

What Tears May Tell

Judge Not

When it comes to other people, most of us fail to consider how often we rush to judgment.

Creative Passion

You can learn a lot about Nancy Zalusky Berg by stepping into the garage of her Minneapolis home.

A Helping of Healing

It’s probably safe to say that most people would recoil at the suggestion that they spend time with hardened criminals and the families of their victims. Not Janine Geske. A…

A Legacy of Values

I recently gave a talk to a group of Florida elder lawyers who had trekked across the country to take in the majestic quiet of Yosemite National Park the better…

Listen Well

Lost in the Law

When I first browsed through How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails its Creative Minds, the new book by law professors Jean Stefancic and Richard Delgado, I came upon…

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