December 2009Volume 15Number 2PDF icon PDF version (for best printing)

In This Issue…

  • Attorney, interrupted: Are we addicted to distraction?
    At a recent seminar, I sat at a table with several other addicts. Yes, addicts. Addicts to distraction. One person was on a laptop completing a brief, three people were on their BlackBerrys, one was texting on her cell phone, and I was making numerous “to do” lists.
  • Reorganization will strengthen the ISBA’s diversity efforts
    You may not have heard any hammers or saws, but the ISBA recently completed a major renovation of its diversity-related committees and sections councils—a renovation that is already seeing substantial dividends in terms of greater efficiency and collaborative creativity.
  • Seek power: A woman lawyer’s guide to self-promotion
    On October 20, 2009, Paula Hudson Holderman and Delilah B. Flaum, of Winston & Strawn coached more than 100 women lawyers on how to get over the “anti-networking” mindset and formulate a plan that will lead them to a more fulfilling career.
  • Chambers and partners: Importance of third-party recognition
    Within the last decade, third-party recognition has emerged as a critical element impacting a lawyer’s perceived success including his or her professional reputation, career advancement and perhaps more important, business development opportunities. 
  • Note from the Editor: A ready-made opportunity for you to network!
    The remaining deadlines for submission of articles for consideration by this Committee for the 2009/2010 Bar year are February 15, 2010, and May 15, 2010

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