Taking a little downtime is critical for attorney and overall wellness. Some lawyers, however, experience a tremendous amount of guilt whenever they take even a day away from the office. Much of that guilt is due to worry about how others perceive their downtime or how the attorney imagines how time away from the office will impact their cases or fellow associates/partners. Overcoming downtime guilt takes work, but it is possible
One of the easiest things to do is to make assumptions. Perhaps you can see patterns and you understand why things have happened in the past. Now, you just apply boilerplate reasoning to anything similar happening. Assumptions can really harm recruiters. The following are some assumptions can be hurting your recruiting business.
Are you doing too much? Are you doing enough for your mental wellness? Treating your mental health with the same level of seriousness that you treat your physical health is critical to your overall well-being as a person and a lawyer. This is why you need to be willing to take mental health days when the stresses of life begin to take too much of a toll on you psychologically.
Lawyers like to win, but, they also know, that client satisfaction and peace of mind are far more important than winning. This is particularly true, as, although lawyers cannot win every case, they can always show interest, alternatives and provide strategies for client retention. As the legal industry uses word of mouth as the most powerful marketing tool, a devastated client is the worst kind of publicity.
As an on-demand attorney, there are many things to think about when making a lateral move. Not all firms are the same; and while all firms use some sort of technology, some are more advanced than others. Starting a job at a new firm is hard enough without the need to learn new technology tools at the same time. How do laterals get up to speed and learn the required technology tools quickly?
At every firm, there is that one person who simply doesn't get it - they go so far over the line, they no longer see the line. Putting the right kinds of rules in place can help things run smoother and improve the culture, generally. But sometimes those boundary busters break through to the point that everyone feels uncomfortable.
In a society that lauds successful people, most lawyers want to count themselves as part of the accomplished. But in that race to the top, there are a few success myths that can be hurting your successful legal career. There is a lot of hurt in the world, your career path should not be one of them! Here are a few of those myths you need to let go this Valentine's Day
To compartmentalize is to divide into sections or parts. When people talk about compartmentalizing, they often make negative associations. However, the ability to compartmentalize is a key emotional and psychological tool that helps attorneys succeed at work and in their personal lives.