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Sep 21, 2015

A lawyerly lesson from the great outdoors

A couple weeks ago, I camped with my family at the primitive Slough Creek Campsite in Yellowstone National Park. It’s no secret, however, that I’m a horrible camper and this was not an ideal vacation. I slept in the minivan every night. I drove 20 miles to use a respectable restroom with a sink. And […]

Divya Potdar
Sep 29, 2014

Turn off your mind

Stop being a slave to the billables for a few hours and recharge your batteries.

Sep 29, 2014

A genuine desire to help and serve

I didn’t know would become an attorney. All I knew is that I wanted to dedicate my life to helping people the way others had helped me.

Sep 12, 2014

Late nights and early mornings

Unfortunately, the mind of a lawyer is impossible to simply turn off and on.

Dec 17, 2013

Part-time profs

Those who can do, also teach.

Dec 16, 2013

Health care industry has been eating its spinach

There's one major industry in Maryland with a workforce that increased consistently every year for the past 12 years.

Oct 2, 2013

Being a lawyer means being the boss

Being a lawyer means being the boss. When I was in law school I remember always hearing the comment that, law school teaches you the law but it does not teach you how to be a lawyer. I still hear that comment from time to time, and obviously there is truth to the statement. I mean for better or for worse there is no class on billing hours.

Sep 27, 2013

The inability to unwind

Lawyers are generally strung pretty tight. The edicts of our profession require us to perform different roles depending on our audience. According to the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct's Preamble, "A lawyer, as a member of the legal profession, is a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system and a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice." Add [...]

Sep 9, 2013

Law blog roundup

Everyone knows Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from litigation over Obamacare while solicitor general. But here's why she did it.

Aug 5, 2013

Your legal career as an herb garden

The skills needed to maintain a healthy container herb garden and the skills that I aspire to improve upon as a young lawyer are surprisingly similar.

Jul 24, 2013

Nerves, again

Do you still get nervous at depositions and in court? Is there a 'right' amount of nervousness?

Jul 15, 2013

Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia

BOSTON — New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found. It’s by far the largest study to look at this, […]

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