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Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Self Talk Treadmill

Posted in Coaching

I’m off to Baltimore for a Federal sentencing conference. But I’m still looking back to last week’s coaching certification class for my son’s clay shooting team. And I wanted to share another life lesson from that conference. Most sports lessons are life lessons in disguise after all. A big part of the curriculum dealt with… Continue Reading

Look at Your Approach and not Just Your Result

Posted in Uncategorized

I spent last Friday and Saturday in a certification class so that I can be an assistant coach on my son’s clay shooting team for the upcoming season. The class consisted of a classroom component and a hands-on component at a local gun club. There, we alternated between shooting at targets and coaching our partner in… Continue Reading

Adding the Appellate Guy

Posted in News, Uncategorized

Robert Mueller recently made a serious move. He brought in an appellate guy. Michael Dreeben has argued 100 cases in the United States Supreme Court and has been with the Solicitor General’s office since 1988. The move indicated, even to the people at Fox News, that things are about to get serious. This investigation now… Continue Reading

Older Lawyers Have an Edge in the Age of the Smartphone

Posted in Writing

Chad Burton has given up his laptop and his iPad and now works exclusively from his iPhone. He manages software and consulting firm for lawyers with it. On a recent podcast, two lawyers discussed whether they could travel with just a phone and still get their work done. The debate for them came down to… Continue Reading