Feb 25, 2020

UB Law offers new professionalism certificate program

The University of Baltimore School of Law is offering a new certificate in professionalism program this semester, intended to boost students’ résumés by showing they have participated in school events focused on technology skills for lawyers, the business of law and lawyer ethics. Assistant Dean Alyssa Fieo said the goal is to show legal employers that […]

Oct 16, 2018

Paul Mark Sandler: Tips for young lawyers for a fulfilling career

Each year that you continue to be engaged in our honorable profession, you will assume more responsibilities and the demands placed on you will grow.

May 21, 2015

Bar none: Is lawyer licensing really necessary?

Fellow Generation J.D. blogger Stuart Hindman wrote a piece a couple weeks ago about the New York Bar’s recent decision to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam. Stuart wondered whether it might be time to remove barriers that prevent us lawyers from moving to states where we are not licensed to practice. I’ll take that one […]

Regine Francois
Apr 15, 2015

Before you hit “Send” on that email…

The Hillary Clinton email controversy got me thinking: What if my emails were released? Here are five things I do to make sure I wouldn't be embarrassed.

Divya Potdar
Feb 2, 2015

Know your judge and you just might win your case

Knowing your judge’s likes and dislikes is extremely important for trial lawyers, especially for us young lawyers.

Regine Francois
Dec 12, 2014

Your tone matters

An important aspect of your communication skills that should never be overlooked.

Dec 9, 2014

What I learned at the Maryland professionalism course

Occasionally, I am reminded that being an attorney is a privilege.

Dec 4, 2014

A different definition of ‘professionalism’

We want more responsibility. We want our own clients, our own cases. We want to call the shots. So how do we get there?

Regine Francois
Oct 16, 2014

Striving for a perfect alignment

Here are some ways to make sure your character and reputation line up

Oct 2, 2014

Taking the high road: How I learned to press “Delete”

Writing a letter or email fueled by anger is almost never a good idea and does nothing to serve your client’s interests.

Regine Francois
Sep 18, 2014

Do nice people finish last?

Why a little civility goes a long way as a lawyer.

Regine Francois
Sep 4, 2014

A firm handshake

I thought I wanted to be a police officer, architect or basketball player. But I have no regrets about becoming a lawyer.

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