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Here’s How I Started My Appellate Practice

Posted in Coaching, Writing

I frequently receive calls from law students or lawyers looking to become appellate lawyers. And I find myself having lunch with people and discussing how I started out. What I am writing here is what I typically say on those calls or at those lunches. I have a background that suited me for appellate practice…. Continue Reading

My Interview with Erin Gerstenzang

Posted in Attorney-Client Relationship, Coaching

A new episode of the podcast of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is out. This one features an interview with Atlanta criminal defense attorney Erin Gerstenzang. Erin and I discuss the basics of marketing for lawyers. We discuss her office in a co-working space at Ponce City Market. And my favorite moment was… Continue Reading

Today’s Talk on Wellness for Lawyers

Posted in Attorney-Client Relationship, Coaching

We, as a profession, are not doing well. A very large percentage of us are suffering from significant mental health issues. We are one of the top five professions for rates of suicide. And many of us battle significant substance abuse issues. Today, Bob Rubin and I gave one of the most significnt CLE talks… Continue Reading

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