Litigation & Arbitration

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Let’s talk about the day by day challenges in our beloved litigation and arbitration practice!

My secretary gets upset/anxious whenever I ask her to file a thing that she doesn’t know how to do or takes time to do... I’m afraid of making her upset, but also think that’s her job ...

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How can I get into international arbitration? My firm has only one person who does this work and I’m considering a lateral somewhere that does more of this work, but recruiters want past experience.

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Corporate defense attorneys: do you generally feel good about what you do or is it just a job/ about the $$$?

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What does being a “great lawyer” mean to you? The term is thrown around so frequently, it sometimes loses its meaning and probably means entirely different things to different people.

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Just get a calendar invite, obviously, OC re-noticed a hearing to Dec. 23...seriously?

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How useful would that be if we had the equivalent of a college exchange program, but between law firms on the Defense and Plaintiffs side? Who would be interested in swapping sides for a year?

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Advice on becoming a better writer? L&E 4th yr. Still feel “paralyzed” when assigned a task that involves “new” writing (not just reworking brief already in the can). Want to improve speed & quality

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Any tips for how to make sure your current matters will continue to be appropriately staffed after you leave during that time between accepting a new job and giving notice to your current firm?

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Poll: Do you think it is essential to think about the other sides perspective (genuinely) in order to be a good attorney or is that impossible, or harmful to your client(s)’ interests?

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Recommendations to improve with time efficiency?

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Anyone do appellate work? Recently had co-counsel order the record on appeal & didn’t shop around for the price - I was slightly horrified (i recognize it’s not my $) - do you shop for a better price?

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Mediation - any tips on how to speed up mediations to get each side to its highest offer / bottom line number?

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I love that feeling when you write a client memo on liability and suddenly all the case law is in your favour

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TFW you settled a matter and opposing counsel calls you to ask for more disclosure -____-

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