Lawyers and hearing loss: two profiles

Hearing loss is a challenge for anyone whose job requires communication. Last week, Listen Like a Lawyer reviewed Katherine Bouton's excellent book Shouting Won't Help: Why I--and 50 Million Other Americans--Can't Hear You. This week features interviews with two lawyers who experienced quite different trajectories of hearing loss but shared a similar open, constructive mindset. Patti Richards … Continue reading Lawyers and hearing loss: two profiles

Lawyers and hearing loss

Hearing is necessary for effective listening. Thus, hearing loss is a critical issue for professions that require listening, such as lawyering. In her frank and informative book, Shouting Won’t Help: Why I--and 50 Million Other Americans--Can't Hear You, former newspaper editor Katherine Bouton describes her struggle with hearing loss while trying to do a job comparable … Continue reading Lawyers and hearing loss

Listening in the midst of turn sharks

Conferences are a unique listening opportunity, especially for those of us who regularly stand on the speaking side of the podium. Sitting in the audience at a conference presentation lets us experience and reflect on our own listening: are we perhaps just as distracted as those we complain about when we have the podium? If … Continue reading Listening in the midst of turn sharks

Listen to learn: Four ways listening can help you get the most out of your externship

Listen Like a Lawyer is grateful to welcome this guest post by Kendall L. Kerew, Co-Director of Georgia State University College of Law's Externship Program. An externship (a field placement for academic credit) can be a great opportunity for law students to learn outside of the classroom alongside practicing lawyers and judges. If you are a law … Continue reading Listen to learn: Four ways listening can help you get the most out of your externship