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Tag Archives: Jessica Markham

Making beautiful music while preparing for trial

Call me a control freak, but I have always been fascinated by orchestra conductors. I think it started at a young age with that Bugs Bunny cartoon. You know the one. I currently serve on the board of directors of the New ...

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Mastering the art of shameless self-promotion

I think law schools fail to teach one important skill, namely the art of shameless self-promotion that is necessarily a part of being a lawyer. Talking about yourself and making others aware of the services you offer is one of the ...

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‘Dear Sir or Madam’ is outmoded at best, offensive at worst

I recently attended a thought-provoking webinar CLE conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel. The title was Gender Inclusive Legal Writing and Communications (Why “Dear Sir or Madam Must Go”). I feel that I am fairly mindful when it comes ...

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Find yourself a ‘pacesetter’ and imagine your future

I’m a big fan of the Gretchen Rubin podcast, “Happier.” Rubin recently talked about the concept of having a “pacesetter.” The idea is that it’s useful to identify someone you can look to who is five, 10 or 15 years ahead ...

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