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Posts from the ‘Career Management’ Category

21
Nov
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Tips for Deposing Adverse Experts

So you’re going to depose an adverse expert witness. No problem. Whatever type of case you’re litigating, you can weaken the impact of this expert with thorough preparation and an effective strategy. You might even be able to neutralize the expert entirely.

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15
Nov

A Creative New Way for Mentors to Earn MCLE Credits

A mentor chatting with his mentee
The Self-Directed Structured Mentoring Program is elegantly designed to encourage lawyers to pair up to share professional knowledge.

A mentor chatting with his menteeNearly two years ago, the Washington State Bar Association launched a creative new way for lawyers to earn free MCLE credits through one-on-one mentorships. It’s a program that deserves your attention.

Although the Self-Directed Structured Mentoring Program may not have the catchiest name, the system behind that mouthful of syllables is elegantly designed to encourage lawyers to formally pair up to share professional knowledge and experience. Let’s call it “SDS” for short. Read more »

1
Sep

Help Law Students Shop Without Spending a Dime

A mannequin in a pop up shop
If you’re a law student, how do you dress for the job you want on the budget you currently have?

A mannequin in a pop up shopIf you’re a law student, how do you dress for the job you want on the budget you currently have?

I’ve worked in Seattle University School of Law’s Center for Professional Development (CPD) since 2008, and during that time I’ve encouraged students to “dress for success” and “be the best dressed person in the room” and, yes, “dress for the jobs they want.” But what do these platitudes mean when confronted with a tight student budget? Suits are expensive and getting properly fitted and styled sometimes comes with additional costs. Read more »

21
Aug

TAP Scholarship Recipient Recalls 5 Moments of Insight

A female lawyer in trial
Are you a new or young lawyer who would like to participate in this year’s Trial Advocacy Program? Apply for the New Lawyer Programs Scholarship by Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Are you a new or young lawyer who would like to participate in this year’s Trial Advocacy Program (TAP)? Apply for the New Lawyer Programs Scholarship by Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

If you haven’t heard of WSBA’s Trial Advocacy Program, it’s a two-day intensive trial-skills training seminar led by local trial attorneys. It culminates in an all-day mock trial before a sitting judge. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who wants to be a trial attorney. I had the fortune to attend TAP last year as a scholarship recipient and was asked to share a few “aha moments” that resonated with me. Read more »

28
Jul

Friday 5: Top-5 Reasons to Drop What You’re Doing and Shop the CLE Summer Sale Now

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Friday 5: Top-5 Reasons to Drop What You’re Doing and Shop the CLE Summer Sale

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    1. Because you can — the sale has been extended through Monday, July 31!
    2. Because you’ll save — over 80 high-quality WSBA-CLE recorded seminars, in most major practice areas (and ethics), are on sale at 40% off.

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