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Legal Practice

Work is Work: Social Gatherings

I feel like a viejita lecturing about behavior at work, but I’m going to do it anyway. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ First, a story: I know someone (nameless and not me!) that got black out drunk at a company event; got sick the next day at work; and it took about two years (when the next new coworker got […]

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SideBar

Sidebar: Don’t Throw Away Your Shot

Um, it’s already November (i.e. Sidebar time). That’s cray. October was so much fun though! First, work has been pretty steady so that’s always good. It’s immigration New Year, meaning visas are being issued now that it’s their new fiscal year and I’m waiting for approval notices to trickle in…so slowly. The backlog is a […]

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Issues
Work Life Balance

De-Stressing & Self-Care in the times of Social Media

I consider myself super lucky in that when I started working as a full-time attorney there was a more open philosophy re: vicarious trauma and attorneys. While there’s still an old-school though that nothing we do should impact us emotionally, the truth is that many of us that work in various areas of the law […]

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Legal Practice
Work Life Balance

Get It Together: Must-Have Items for your Law Office

I have been in my the same little office space for four years now, and have very slowly acquired some must-haves to make things more bearable at work. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job but it’s still a job, you know? I spend most of my time at my desk, in my office, […]

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Law School

Conquering the Beginning of Law School

School is going to start soon!  For so many reasons, I still distinctly remember starting my first day of law school. Probably it’s a mixture of disbelief that this was actually happening and also coming out of a really horrible summer that very literally could have cost me being able to attend law school at […]

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Work Life Balance

Easy Summer Salads!

As I do most of the cooking at home my main goal is to find easy but filling options–because I like cooking, but don’t want to spend a ton of time doing it. Now that it’s getting hot (and my new house has no central air–wah!!) I am definitely planning of adding more salad to my […]

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Legal Practice
Work Life Balance

Love & Self Care

Self-care is such a difficult concept because it’s encouraged so much, but there’s such a stigma when attorneys actually state that they need a moment of rest.  I’ve cited a million times how attorneys have higher levels of depression and alcoholism than most other professions.  Couple that with the high rates of diabetes, heart disease, […]

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Law School
Legal Practice
Work Life Balance

Get Rid of Stress in Ten Minutes or Less

If you follow me on Snapchat (and you should!) you saw that this week I had a crappy morning—so bad that I went off my regular tea-only schedule and bought myself a latte to feel better.  I know that indulging in bad calories is probably not the greatest thing to do, but sometimes we just […]

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Legal Practice
Work Life Balance

Finding a Work/Life Balance: Time Management

Women professionals are constantly bombarded with warnings of maintaining a healthy work/life balance, and I must admit that I’ve also pleaded for this on many occasions. However, for those of us who are the first in our families to enter professional careers, it can be difficult to determine what a healthy work/life balance even looks […]

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Law School
Work Life Balance

Creating Good Habits in Law School

I’ve never felt a constantly physical ill feeling until I started law school and neared finals. It felt like such a do or die period and I was so 1) completely ignorant of the process and 2) incredibly nervous. I started having a lot of physical symptoms (b/c that’s how I manifest stress) that resulted […]

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