Tag Archives: skills and techniques

Multi-Stage Simulations and Enjoying Grading Redux

Jim Coben was shocked, shocked that I didn’t mention multi-stage simulations (MSS) at the Legal Educators’ Colloquium Resource Share.  (I was dutifully following instructions to focus on new stuff.) To help Jim recover from his shock, I am posting this item.  Also to jog your memories and provide an update. After last year’s conference, I … Continue reading Multi-Stage Simulations and Enjoying Grading Redux

Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 5

Heather and I have been talking about what law schools can do to help students develop “ADR careers.”  In our last episode,  Heather responded to my question about what she meant by ADR careers and she suggested that it may be more useful to focus on skills than specific jobs.  (In that post, you can … Continue reading Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 5

Getting to Know You

Newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan invited Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to dinner the other night.  “A Ryan aide said the two lawmakers talked shop for a short time and spent most of the evening getting to know each other.” This is consistent with my suggestion that counterpart lawyers have lunch … Continue reading Getting to Know You

Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money

Recently, I was asked to write a post for a state bar association blog with highlights from my article, My Last Lecture:  More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers.  Then I thought, heck, I should post it here too. Understand Your Clients’ Interests.  Lawyers often assume that they know what their clients want–to get … Continue reading Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money

Early Neutral Case Management, Tony Piazza, Biases, and Thanks for the Feedback

I just came back from the bi-annual training retreat of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), where I was one of the speakers. I caught the second half of the program and each of these sessions was fascinating, as I describe below.   I had never heard of NADN before, and I was impressed … Continue reading Early Neutral Case Management, Tony Piazza, Biases, and Thanks for the Feedback

Seeing the World Through Others’ Eyes

After a conversation with friends about the Confederate flag controversy, I sent them the following email, which I thought you might be interested in. _____________________________________________________________ In our conversations, I have talked about the value of trying to see the world through others’ eyes.  There are several reasons why I have found it valuable including moral, … Continue reading Seeing the World Through Others’ Eyes