Question of the Week

633 ABA Journal Question of the Week articles.

What’s your best presentation skills tip?

Practice improves presentation, says lawyer and author Faith Pincus. That holds for any attorney, not just the litigator.

In the most recent podcast of the Modern Law Library, Pincus suggests…

If you had a do-over, would you still go to law school?
Lawyers early in their career often are conflicted about their choices. In a survey of the Florida Bar's Young Lawyers Division, released earlier this year, 30% of respondents would not enroll in law school knowing what they know now, and 32% gave the paper chase a lukewarm "maybe."
What punctuation errors have you come across in your legal career?

In this month’s Bryan Garner on Words column, lawyer-lexicographer Bryan A. Garner explains the importance of punctuation and offers a quiz.

“Attentiveness to punctuation is a matter of temperament, I’ve…

Do you enjoy lawyer jokes? What do you like or not like about them?

Miss Manners, a syndicated etiquette column, lately took on a faux pas that hushed the room at a community event: a disparaging remark about lawyers from the master of ceremonies.…

How do you make meaningful social media connections?

A law practice is built on referrals, and many lawyers build their online presence to meet that basic business development need. But how does an attorney make productive connections online?

Do you think apprenticeships are an acceptable substitute for law school?

In a recent Vogue story, media personality and socialite Kim Kardashian West said she has hopes of following in President Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps by not attending law school and…

How do you stay alert during long meetings or trials?

Sleep can be hard to come by for a lot of working professionals in the legal field—whether you’re fresh into law school, a midlevel associate or even a seasoned partner…

What advice do you give your clients about social media?

Social media is a way that people can share their triumphs—or be the cause of their ignominious defeats. The same medium that lets grandparents coo over their grandchildren also can…

Have you adapted your law practice for an aging population? If so, how?

It stands to reason that elder law will provide new opportunities for lawyers. Yet elder law covers a wide range of practice specialties, which makes this emerging discipline hard to…

Is there an optimum age to go to law school?

The typical trajectory for a lawyer’s education is a high school diploma to an undergraduate degree to a JD. With this life plan, you can be a practicing attorney by…

Should we eliminate daylight saving time and why?

Sleep is a resource that can be hard to come by, especially for legal professionals. When daylight saving time struck this past weekend, lawyers, judges and others who work in…

Who do you think is an inspiring woman in law and why?

March is Women’s History Month in the United States, a time to recognize women from the past and present who overcame adversity to excel in a male-dominated society. Within the…

What tech gear do you use at your law firm, and how is it helpful to you?

In the 21st century, law firms no longer run on just paper and pencil. Legal technology is a booming industry, which is why lawyers and professionals come together annually for…

Should defendants be forcibly medicated to be competent for trial?

When a defendant shows signs of mental instability, their competency to stand trial comes into question. The Supreme Court case Sell v. United States sets guidelines for when defendants should…

If lawyers made candy hearts, what would yours say?

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a box of conversation hearts. If you’re a fan of the sweet treats, your heart might break over this recent news: The New England Confectionery…

Read more ...




Web First
How the Washington Supreme Court's LLLT program met its demise
Original reporting ...
Topics: Career & Practice
BigLaw firms and legal clinics join ACLU in initiative to stop racism in policing
Complete list of topics ...


Your Voice
Why Generation Z isn't the feared 'zombie' generation
Articles and commentary ...
Podcasts
COVID-19 hasn't stopped this lawyer from advocating for wellness and recovery
More podcasts ...