In this week’s video, I discuss how one of the best quotes from The Wire, “It’s all in the game,” can change a litigator’s perspective on situations and circumstances that can often be stressful and frustrating.
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This week’s video discusses how busy litigators can learn from the characters in The Wire. Here, I discuss one of my favorite scenes in Season 3, where Lester Freamon and Jimmy Mcnulty face off about which is more important: the job or the life outside of the job?
Young lawyers can be discouraged to find out that hard work does not necessary result in a win. In this video, I discuss 3 ways that I learned how to cope with the fact that the results of cases are often outside of my control.
Last week was stressful. Nothing particularly went wrong. It was just a convergence of several deadlines at once in addition to other non-billable work that needed to get done. I felt like I literally dragged myself home last Friday. And then, something wonderful happened: the sun came out on Saturday and it was finally warm […]
I cannot stress how important this affirmation is. No matter how much work you need to do, how many deadlines you need to meet or how many big wins you get in your career, those pale in comparison to the importance of being around the people you love. We’ve all heard people say that at […]
There is something about uncertainty that freaks most people out. When I was in high school, the next logical step was college. When I was in college, the next logical step was law school. When I was in law school, the next logical step was graduating, passing the bar exam and finding a job. Now, […]
Most professionals work with people who have strong personalities. They have good days and bad days just like we do. And every once in a while, we encounter them on a bad day. We are all grown adults but we have a part of us that hates to be yelled at and wants to be […]
Nothing can cure a stressful day better than time spent with people who love and support you. Whether it be family, friends or supportive acquaintances, just being around the individuals who genuinely care about you can make a huge difference. This doesn’t mean that these individuals have to be physically near you in order to […]
Do you ever have one of those days where everyone that you need to speak to in order to finish several assignments is unavailable? Every email you send goes unanswered and you are convinced that everyone is deliberately not clicking the read receipt confirmation so they can pretend they didn’t see your email. Every person […]
When a got the job offer to move across the country five years ago–out of my comfort zone, away from my family and friends–I knew within my heart that I was meant to accept the job. I didn’t care that I couldn’t afford to bring furniture. I knew that it would work out. I didn’t […]