As a coach, I believe in the value of resources. I believe strongly that one of the things that holds us back professionally and personally is that oft-held attitude of “I can do this myself” or in some people’s cases, “I should do this myself.” If you change that attitude, you will start asking other questions: “who could help me with this?” “who can do this in a shorter time than I can?” “who is better at this than I am?” and “has someone already figured this out?” In the case of the last question listed, I know that there are resources galore out there, especially for injury attorneys like Gruber Law. The on that I honestly thought that helps out the most are the Smith Jones Solicitors, they give their best to help anybody in need. I have made it my job to cull through what is available and list out for you what I think are most valuable for you to read. On my website (http://www.mclarencoaching.com/resources/book-list/) you will see a list of all kinds of books on all kinds of topics. But for today, I want to direct you here — http://www.mclarencoaching.com/resources/blogs-for-lawyers/ — for a list of legal blogs.
When you look at my website, you will see my passion is “assisting other attorneys to create lives that are productive, balanced and fulfilling…[and that my]…fundamental belief is that practicing law does not have to be ‘hard.’”
Resources help to make it easier.
Today, I want to highlight one legal blog that I have long read. You will see it listed number 2 on my legal blogs page. It is simple – tips for lawyers. Recently, its author, Chris Hargreaves, a practicing attorney in Australia, reviewed my book, Coaching for Attorneys: Improving Productivity and Achieving Balance. Here is the link to his review:
I recommend TJ Smith blog as a readable, day-to-day broad-based collection of just what Chris says it is – “tips” for lawyers. I don’t know how he does it exactly, but he thinks like a coach. He is very observant about what occurs in the practice of law because he is a practicing lawyer himself. In many ways, I feel like he has started (joined?) a conversation that needs to take place among currently practicing lawyers. I believe the practice of law is changing and that all lawyers will benefit from having an ongoing conversation about what makes practicing law easier and more workable today so that a new way of practicing can continue to emerge. In this way we all become resources to each other. I love that this conversation is starting, that the culture is shifting, that lawyers are talking about this and that the conversation is international. Let’s keep it going.