Remember that time in high school or university when you were assigned group members for a specific project and you quickly ‘scoped out the scene’ to determine who would take on what role? Eventually, you delegated the tasks to each individual, but your fear of failure, embarrassment, etc. made you stay up all night and complete everyone’s part: “Don’t worry guys, I’ll just do it; it’s okay”. You’d be damned if anyone messes with your marks, right? On the day of the presentation, your group got the highest mark, but you stood back and accepted very little credit.Read More
Have you ever done that thing wherein you work so much, you take a much needed break, then you guilt trip yourself afterwards? If you’ve curated your lifestyle similar to mine then I’m sure you have had countless, unilateral negotiations about work hours and rest hours. For example, if I spend four hours on a Sunday morning reading a magazine, lounging on the couch or catching up with friends, I have to mitigate those four hours with an additional four hours of productivity or, perhaps more fitting, work (because there is a difference)!Read More
I am not a typical, traditional, cookie cutter law student. Nor am I the statistical, mid twenty something with a palette for pizza and whimsical educational possibilities. I’m a mother, a seasoned mid lifer and the opposite of “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Tuh! I have written some mean case briefs, represented in class like I’m the female P.Diddy of law, and Paralegaled like a boss. I have sipped cups of caffeine into the wee hours of the night to complete interrogatories, endured sleep deprivation until I felt like my eyes would fall out from the reading legal methods, all while making sure my son went to bed on time without stepping on a Lego.Read More
When I started Lawyer’d Magazine in 2017, very early on I recognized that a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Law degree, though assets, wouldn’t be sufficient enough to validate any form of expertise in the Magazine Publishing industry. I would be thrown into a den of the unknown and trial and error would be my bible. Fast forward almost a year later and I am still a student of the game, but having discovered Skillshare, I am gaining more confidence day by day.Read More
When potential clients canvas lawyers to retain them for their legal matters, certain questions are foreseeable and some others may catch you off guard. Common queries such as:
Do you specialize in criminal, family, etc. Law?
What are your legal fees and do you offer contingency agreements?
How many years have you been practicing?
What is your ratio of wins and losses?
can easily turn a five-minute conversation into a full out billable consultation.Read More