Tag: #PracticeTuesday

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Welcome, #PracticeTuesday Blog

You may know this blog is a huge fan of the #PracticeTuesday hashtag. I covered it here and follow it every Tuesday at 5 p.m. Eastern on Twitter. The conversation ranges from reminders about handling witnesses . . .

. . . to managing constant distractions . . .

. . . to working with opposing counsel productively . . .

. . . to managing mistakes with integrity . . .

. . . to managing your career over time . . .

. . . and much more.

Co-founders Professor Rachel Gurvich of UNC and Sean Marotta of Hogan Lovells have now expanded the discussion to a blog at http://www.practicetuesday.com.

The mission of the Practice Tuesday blog is broad and consistent with that of the hashtag conversations: "sharing advice from law students, attorneys, professors, and judges for law students, attorneys, professors, and judges." The hashtag conversations thus far have been honest and enlightening, and Rachel and Sean promise the Tuesday Twitter conversations will continue. The blog will expand discussions that just can't fit into 140 characters, via weekly postings.

I know PracticeTuesday.com will address listening skills, and in fact is already doing so in one of the first posts, advice for law students during on-campus interviews:

Listen carefully to what you hear from each attorney and actively engage in the conversation on their terms.

Thanks for the shout-out and links to this blog. It seems we will have a lot in common, and I look forward to more conversation on Twitter and on the new blog.

You can follow the Practice Tuesday blog's updates at @PracticeTuesday on Twitter.

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New favorite hashtag: #PracticeTuesday

Sean Marotta, an appellate-practice specialist at Hogan Lovells, and Rachel Gurvich, a legal writing professor at the University of North Carolina, have started a new tradition on Twitter: #PracticeTuesday. Each Tuesday night, they launch a discussion on good habits, best practices, and useful tips for law practice. The hashtag for tweets on this topic is #PracticeTuesday. Today (Tuesday, Nov. 29), David Feder of Munger, Tolles & Olson, and very recently a law clerk with U.S. Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch, took the lead on the #PracticeTuesday discussion. Even without joining Twitter, I believe anyone can view the tweets with this hashtag at http://www.twitter.com/#PracticeTuesday. If possible, it’s more beneficial to follow the Tuesday discussions it in real time or by checking in at regular intervals.

The advice shared on #PracticeTuesday thus far has touched on many important topics such as advanced legal writing, marketing yourself to colleagues, and stuff they didn’t teach you in law school like launching a conference call. Here are just a few good examples of #PracticeTuesday tweets, mostly from the November 29 discussion. I highly commend the #PracticeTuesday discussion to associates wanting to do great work, partners hoping to receive great work, and professional development teams seeking to provide training and content that fosters great work.

Collegiality:

Helpfulness:

Sociability:

Not being rude:

 Asking the right questions when taking assignments:

Recognizing assumptions and clarifying when needed:

Accountability:

Assertiveness (part I):

 Assertiveness (part II):

Saying no (entire thread on this):

Understand feedback (part I):

Understanding feedback (part II):