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Take a Break: Show us how you de-stress with #LawyerVacay

Practicing law can be stressful, so it’s important to take time to decompress. Heavy workloads and client stories can take a toll on lawyers both physically and psychologically. That’s why we recently started a monthly work-life column in the Texas Bar Journal highlighting ways attorneys and firms are finding time to de-stress from the pressures … Continue Reading

State Bar’s #txlawdesk project reveals traditional office styles and heavy workloads

As we take a look at the first installment of the State Bar of Texas’s #txlawdesk social media project, it’s clear that many Texas lawyers keep traditional desks. According to the Harvard Business Review’s October 2014 cover story, the design of an office or workspace can affect a host of important issues, including collaboration, concentration, … Continue Reading

Working It: Show your stuff at #txlawdesk

For many Texas lawyers, desks and offices take on a significant importance in our lives and careers. Often these spaces become a representation of our professional identities, home to our creative idiosyncrasies, and landing pad for our often-challenging workload. After all, workers in America clock in more time than those in any other country in … Continue Reading

Twibel, Tumblr, and the First Amendment: Ongoing themes at SXSW Interactive

With the option to hide behind avatars, handles, and screen names, people can be downright mean, even libelous, while communicating online. When defamatory statements are published online and a victim chooses to take action, who is to blame? For websites like Tumblr and Twitter, which provide outlets for anyone with a username to publish content, … Continue Reading

State Bar Announces Twitter Novel Contest

What Ernest Hemingway reportedly considered to be his best work was also his briefest. To settle a bar bet, the story goes, Hemingway was challenged to write a complete novel in only six words. The result? "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Texas Bar Journal, and the 2010 State Bar Annual Meeting Legal Innovation Track: … Continue Reading
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