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7 habits of a highly effective Junior Associate By Howard W. Anderson, III Young Lawyers Division, February 2009 The author finds himself providing advice to younger associates. He divulges the seven pieces of advice that he most frequently gives.
How to say ‘no’: A lawyer’s coming-of-age Story By Brian Potts Young Lawyers Division, August 2008 Sometimes the most important word to use in a law practice is the most difficult for a new attorney to say.
A trial lawyer’s reminiscences By Jack E. Horsley Civil Practice and Procedure, May 2008 Editor’s note: Last year, Jack E. Horsley sent a letter to me as co-editor of Trial Briefs stating that has been a long-time reader of our newsletter and expressing his appreciation for the fine caliber of articles we published. In an exchange of letters, Mr. Horsley sent a touching novella (“All About Biff”) about his beloved and faithful pet dog who saved a very young Jack from a vicious stray.
Thoughts of a recent graduate in-house counsel and a call for poetic justice By Michelle L. Thoma-Culver Corporate Law Departments, January 2007 I am a relatively new attorney, having practiced little more than two years now.
Improving job satisfaction in the legal profession By Justin Heather Young Lawyers Division, June 2006 Understanding the root cause of job-related dissatisfaction is the key to discovering the cure. 
The top 10 things they did not teach me in law school By Dennis A. Norden Business Advice and Financial Planning, May 2006 Upon starting the actual practice of our profession, nearly every attorney begins to realize how little he or she knows.
Crossing cultural barriers by creating a more cohesive multicultural work environment By Gloria Petersen Young Lawyers Division, June 2004 Adapting by understanding cultural differences and overcoming personal biases are important skills. The real value is in the confidence it gives you, the example it sets for others to follow, and the positive impression it makes on colleagues, management, and clients.