Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice.


Can Lawyers Benefit From Business Coaching?
Sandra Bekhor

Think about all the aspects of your job that you weren’t trained for: Delegating, Managing people, Priority management, Developing job descriptions, Interviewing, Performance management, Leadership, Business planning, Retreats, Marketing. How much of your day is spent on this list and other such functions? How much of your energy does it take to learn and do it all? …

Research & Writing

Neil Guthrie

A few more words about would. (For previous advice, see Shall, will, should, would, may, might, must.) Would is, of course, the conditional form of will. It’s used to express a potential (or non-existent) rather than a certain future state of being. So it’s I will have the memo for you today but I would like to give you the memo today, but I’ve been asked to work on a big due diligence project instead. Relatively straightforward, one would think – but one would be wrong.

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