245 ABA Journal Professional Development articles.
The firm created the Kirkland Institute for Trial Advocacy, a lengthy civil mock trial program for associates that includes professional actors as witnesses, partners playing judges and hired jurors.
Sep 1, 2019 1:30 AM CDT
Whether you’re a public speaking pro or a sometimes-nervous Nellie, most people at some point in their lives have had to address a crowd of people—albeit small or large.
Aug 28, 2019 1:17 PM CDT
Lawyers are often taught in their careers to develop proper communication, analytical and research skills; to be able to pay attention to detail; and to have plenty of resilience and…
Aug 8, 2019 1:20 PM CDT
The scenario: A lawyer is offered access to a document from an opposing party’s former employee, who is not represented by counsel. The lawyer is told that the document will…
Aug 5, 2019 4:24 PM CDT
The legal services sector gained jobs in July, the third straight month of gains.
The July gain was small—the sector added only 100 jobs—but the increase from the same period…
Aug 2, 2019 4:38 PM CDT
Jul 31, 2019 10:06 AM CDT
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.
Jul 29, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
Judges throughout New Jersey will undergo enhanced training following media coverage of controversial remarks made by judges in sexual assault cases.
The mandatory training will focus on sexual assault, domestic…
Jul 18, 2019 1:30 PM CDT
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.
Jun 24, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
On Tuesday, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released Formal Opinion 487, which addresses fee splitting arrangements when a lawyer in a separate firm replaces the first counsel rather than works together on a contingency-fee case.
Jun 18, 2019 4:45 PM CDT
Mark Herrmann takes on a flinty, severe persona to lay down the law on legal practice in the real world. But as law grads draft their first pleadings, the former…
Jun 12, 2019 3:34 PM CDT
Jun 6, 2019 10:12 AM CDT
Few recent graduates think that their law schools made an effort to help students with school-related stress, according to a new survey from the test prep company Kaplan Bar Review.
May 29, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Ashley Alfirevic of ABA Publishing speaks to lawyer and author Faith Pincus about how to ditch notecards, engage an audience and ask the right type of rhetorical questions.
May 22, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
Many young lawyers in Florida are having some misgivings about their choice of a legal career or their particular field of practice.
A survey by the Florida Bar’s Young…
May 9, 2019 10:56 AM CDT