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Parental Leave: More and better choices for everyone

  • April 27, 2017
  • Rachel Migicovsky

Our long-term, career-fulfilling goals must be shared and supported by the firms at which we work. If all of us, as lawyers, agree that we value having our families alongside our careers, we must ensure that our collective policies reflect that value.

Get Out of My Office! How to Deal with Chatty Co-workers

  • April 27, 2017

We’ve all been in a situation where we just need someone to get out of our office. But in a profession of strong wills and fragile egos, it’s tough to find a diplomatic way to do it. To fill that gap, JUST. Magazine interrogated some of its members for their cleverest escape plans.

Choice Words: Legal writing tips

  • April 23, 2017
  • Andrea Sanche and Daniella Murynka

An interview with Joseph Kimble, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Western Michigan University–Cooley Law School and the longtime editor of the “Plain Language” column.

Successful Goal-Setting: Looking Back to Get Ahead

  • February 14, 2017
  • Ivan Mitchell Merrow

In a 2016 JUST. article on goal-setting, Ivan Merrow pledged to bring in his first client by year's end. One year later, he takes a look back at how he followed through.

Rules of the Game: Sports Law

  • February 02, 2017
  • Marco Ciarlariello and Michael Weizel

Aspiring sports lawyers Marco Ciarlariello and Michael Weizel speak with four top lawyers about the realities of practice in the sports industry and find that, despite its reputation for glamour, successful sports law requires training, discipline and major league effort.

How to Interact with Judges on Social Media

  • October 14, 2016
  • The Hon. Justice Jamie K. Trimble

The Hon. Justice Jamie K. Trimble shares his perspective as a judge on social media, and offers tips to lawyers who wish to interact with judges online.