Events

Killing Time: Addressing the Effects of the Billable Hour

Much has been written about the problems associated with the billable hour business model. Numerous pundits have slammed it, demonized it, and blamed it for the profession’s ills. None of this criticism has had much effect. The billable hour is still the primary way many clients pay their lawyers—and how lawyers make their money. But …

A Matter of Justice: The Lawyer’s Role in the Climate Change Debate

Can lawyers do better than scientists at persuading the public of the importance of climate change? We are not suggesting that lawyers should predict the impact of rising greenhouse gas emissions. That task will still fall to the scientists. But if a new approach to framing the issue is genuinely needed, how might lawyers make …

The Science of Positive Thinking

Many of the evidence based clinical interventions deployed by psychologists and counselors are grounded in cognitive theory. Learn how your thought processes affect your physiological and emotional experience and why these interventions are so powerful. Participants will leave the session with practical strategies for counteracting their own problematic thinking patterns. Presented by Robyn Hacker, PhD, …

Social Media: Ethical and Professionalism Obligations for the Tweeting Lawyer

With social media comes a host of new considerations for practicing law, including impacts on discovery, evidence, ethics and trial procedure. The impact of online social media on the legal profession is an issue that requires attention. Members of the legal community these days use social networking websites and applications such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter …

The Benefits of Becoming a Bar Junkie

With so many demands on a lawyer’s time, anything additional must be well worth it. Active involvement in Bar Associations or other, similar professional organizations, definitely passes that test. To reap the benefits, just joining the bar in your community doesn’t do the trick; you must seek out and involve yourself in other bar activities …