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 . . .
Concur. Know what you need to get out of each witness and check it off as testimony goes. 1/ #PracticeTuesdayhttps://t.co/TnmM9lWwPy
— Rob Rosborough (@NYSAppeals) February 28, 2017
. . . to managing constant distractions . . .
#PracticeTuesday And I set expectation with outside counsel early on that scheduling calls is a team effort. No stealth/unilateral invites.
— cseguin03 (@cseguin03) June 28, 2017
. . . to working with opposing counsel productively . . .
Learn the power of "take no position." It straddles the line between "consent" and "oppose." #PracticeTuesday
— Sean Marotta (@smmarotta) November 9, 2016
. . . to managing mistakes with integrity . . .
In my experience with court staff, honesty and self-deprecation will get you far when you admit mistakes https://t.co/3ATDdzg1zw
— J.J. (@J_Dot_J) February 22, 2017
. . . to managing your career over time . . .
Ok so #PracticeTuesday: Caveat: I wrote this many moons ago, and have fought the urge to read and revise. 1/https://t.co/v0eiB5EZTR
— Kendyl Hanks (@HanksKendyl) April 26, 2017
. . . 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.