When Normal Conversations Go Crucial

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You’re sitting in the office of your practice leader doing a recent litigation post-mortem. As she evaluates your performance, she provides compliments on your effort. You begin to preen like a peacock. Why shouldn’t you, you sacrificed your holidays for the sake of your client. Always the dutiful Associate. The conversation begins…. Read More

The Groundwork for Crucial Conversations

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In “The What and How of Crucial Conversations,” we discussed both the characteristics of of a crucial conversation, as well as the importance of communicating face-to-face. Today we’ll look at some organizational best practices as … Read More

Which side to take?: Aspiring lawyers ponder careers as prosecutors or defense attorneys

Christopher Darden and Johnnie Cochran who were a prosecutor and defense attorney during the famed O.J. Simpson murder trial exemplified the question of which side to take.

The late Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. was at the time of his death one of the most respected and well-known American attorneys. As both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, he succeeded in leaving … Read More