Not all lawyers admit it, but every lawyer is afraid at some point in his or her career.

For some, the fear is crippling. For others the fear is overcome. For me, my fear  motivated me.

Now that I am recruiting lawyers, I prefer to recruit those who are afraid far more than those who

In my 38 years practicing law, and 11 years coaching lawyers, I’ve been around incredibly smart lawyers. You know that type of lawyer. They finished near the top of their law school class without even trying.

Years ago, my last law firm was hiring law students who were in the Top 10% of their class.

Recently I gave a presentation to lawyers on Time Management. I included ideas from this video clip.

I looked back at a blog I wrote in 2012 and decided to share it with you again.

You are certainly making time for your billable work and I hope you are making time for your family,

Recently I received an email from a firm that was proudly announcing the lawyers who had been promoted to equity partner. I had coached all but one of those lawyers.

When I coached those lawyers, I was struck by four things.

  1. They are passionate about their work and clients.
  2. They are very competitive, but they

I have written before about the importance of developing self confidence. I know from my own career because I faced fear and lack of confidence on more than one occasion.

Now, I have watched lawyers I coach experience a breakout success in client development when they accomplish something challenging and outside their comfort zone. Those