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15 Jun 2010, 8:44 am by StephanieWestAllen
News release from University of Liverpool:Guidance on cross-examination improves accuracy of witness testimonyLiverpool, UK - 15 June 2010: Researchers have found that witnesses who receive guidance on cross-examination techniques present more accurate court testimony than those who are unfamiliar with the style of questioning.The study, by researchers at the Universities of Liverpool and Leeds, showed that the construction and phrasing of ‘lawyerese' questions can inhibit processes in… [read post]
14 Aug 2010, 11:23 am by StephanieWestAllen
Those of you involved in teaching, training, coaching and other related endeavors may get some ideas from this article by Dr. [read post]
5 Nov 2010, 9:55 am by StephanieWestAllen
You may listen to several of the presentations at The Mindful Lawyer 2010 at these links: The Mindful Lawyer 2010 breakout session—Neuroscience of Mindfulness: A Deeper Exploration The Mindful Lawyer 2010 Plenary – The Art and Science of Mindfulness: A Psychological Perspective The Mindful Lawyer 2010 Plenary – Putting Mindfulness to Work: The Benefits of Contemplative Practice for Judges and Lawyers The Mindful Lawyer 2010 Plenary – Educating Lawyers: The Meditative… [read post]
8 Jun 2011, 11:11 am by StephanieWestAllen
According to psych prof Nate Kornell, we don't all feel rejection to the same degree. [read post]
30 Jun 2011, 7:18 am by StephanieWestAllen
An article in includes a list of what the author identifies as legal jargon. [read post]
26 Oct 2011, 7:37 am by StephanieWestAllen
Excerpt: Editor’s note: Juvenile court judges are asked to determine what is in the best interest of the child in every case they hear. [read post]
12 Jul 2013, 12:00 pm by StephanieWestAllen
Many of us have encountered situations in which people seem to hold odd objects in high esteem. [read post]
11 Oct 2013, 11:30 am by StephanieWestAllen
The ancient practice of making mental notes is one of the simplest (although not necessarily easy) ways to increase mindfulness and self-awareness. [read post]
11 Nov 2012, 12:04 pm by StephanieWestAllen
The field of psychology includes many, many models, the understanding of which can be helpful to lawyers in negotiation and in the courtroom, and to mediators in conflict resolution. [read post]
3 Nov 2012, 10:48 am by StephanieWestAllen
An esteemed colleague of mine (who is also a friend and my go-to person on all things coaching) informed me of an upcoming seminar she is taking. [read post]
30 Apr 2009, 10:27 am
From the press release [pdf]:Holistic Lawyers gather in Chicago17th annual conference of the International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers willtake place in Chicago June 11 - 14, 2009WHAT: Lawyers, Judges, Law Professors and Students will learn how practicing holisticallyhas been done with success AND satisfaction. [read post]
13 Jun 2009, 8:40 am
Excerpt:Susan Cartier Liebel, a coach/consultant for solos and small law firms bartered for sheet rock, carpeting and painting when she opened her office in the mid-1990s.She predicted that bartering for legal services will become more common as clients who have been laid off or are worried about money offer goods and services in lieu of cash.Kim Wilson Vincent, a new solo lawyer in Austin, Texas, was "a little surprised" when a potential client recently asked if she'd be willing to… [read post]
18 Jun 2009, 12:49 pm
Excerpt:There was a time when graduating law students held an almost uniform vision of success: go to a firm, work your way up to partner and spend a career there. [read post]
8 Aug 2009, 7:49 am
Excerpt:In past columns, I railed against the American Bar Association for straying far from its mission and becoming essentially a political arm of the Democratic Party. [read post]
12 Aug 2009, 3:19 pm
Here's the beginning of Siegel's upcoming book Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. [read post]
16 Feb 2010, 9:30 am by StephanieWestAllen
Toronto author Jeff Brown has quite a story to tell, and he tells it in Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation. [read post]
1 Oct 2010, 1:11 pm by StephanieWestAllen
Excerpt: As qualities go, society has put a premium on cooperation and consensus. [read post]