Monthly Archives: April 2012

Cross-Examination Of A Lawyer

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It’s another late night. These late nights seem to gradually become a common phenomenon in my working life. Sometimes I do wonder  if this kind of time and effort into a job, irrespective of whether you love it or not, is worthwhile. We just started the 2nd tranche of a hearing. I barely survived the first 14 days of the 1st tranche. So, I am sitting here, ferociously trying to find loopholes and inconsistencies in people’s stories. Mind you, these are stories written by lawyers, talented and “big firm” lawyers with fancy titles behind their names. Stories that have already been “lawyer proofed”.

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The Toughest Challenge for Lawyers: Learning to Be an Entrepreneur by Linda K. Robertson

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The original article can be found here.

Most lawyers would agree that there are three qualities needed to run a successful practice: excellent legal skills, great client service and the ability to find and retain clients. In other words: ability, hard work and an entrepreneurial mind-set. It is the latter that can be the most challenging for younger lawyers as they receive little or no training in business development.

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Hold my hand

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Holding hands may seem like an innocent gesture, but they show more than a simple interlocking of fingers.  Your hands are one of the most essential parts of your body: you build with them, feed with them, hold with them, touch with them, fight with them; they are the tools of the human body.  To take a hold of another’s hand is to break from living individually.  It is to link yourself to another being, to momentarily entwine your life with another’s, to promise, for a moment, that you need not face the world alone.  More simple, more aesthetically naive than other forms of affection, the act of holding hands is often trivialised in its true implications.  As the Beatles once said: ”I want to hold your hand

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