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5 Leadership Resolutions to Stick by in 2016

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Would you like to start your new year with a positive impact on your leadership effectiveness? All you have to do is push by applying these resolutions to your leadership capabilities! Read More →

What Would Chuck Ruff Do?

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We are now 15 years without his voice. On any given day in the District of Columbia and elsewhere across this country, there are senior, experienced trial lawyers who wish for one more conversation with him. One more calm assurance that our judgments are on track. After all these years, we still want to know: What would Chuck Ruff do?

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Leadership Maturity: Linear Thinking vs. Systems Thinking

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An important distinction needs to be made between influencing others and “getting others to change.”  The difference is subtle, but each focus emanates from a profoundly different understanding of how relationships work. 

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Have you been asked to be a CLE presenter? 9 Things to Do That Will Help You Prepare

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Were you asked to be a presenter for a CLE course? The pressure to prepare a CLE presentation in your practice area can definitely present its challenges. Here are 9 tips that will help you prepare a valuable and resourceful presentation.

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The Longest Ball—Using Golf Strategy for Leadership and Team Development

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The longest ball may have fallen into the rough or woods with cleaner shots being yards behind the balls that went the furthest but with obstacles. It is in this moment that you can learn a lot about the captain of the team and the teammates by the choices and conversations that occur next.

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7 Things to Know About Mark Tuohey--The First Director of Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel

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Tuohey is a past President of the D.C. Bar (1993-94). Tuohey said that having served as president of the D.C. Bar helped him to prepare for his new position with Mayor Muriel Bowser's Administration. “Working with [D.C. Bar Chief Executive Officer Katherine A. Mazzaferri] and the staff and a lot of lawyers, that was a great experience in terms of management and leadership,” he said. “That’s going to come in real handy.”

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It's the Client, Stupid! 9 Ways to Improve Attorney-Client Relationships

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D.C. Bar President Timothy K. Webster recently moderated a panel of in-house counsel at a legal marketing event that turned into a lively discussion about outside counsel. He summarizes nine points made about attorney-client relationships that arose during the panel discussion.

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Senate Confirms Past DC Bar President John Cruden as the Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division

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Statement Released by United States Attorney General Eric Holder 

“I am delighted to welcome John Cruden back to the Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division.

“John has already devoted more than two decades of his life and service to the department – enforcing our nation’s environmental laws; protecting our air, water, land, and wildlife; defending federal agencies; and honoring U.S. treaty rights and obligations to Native Americans. From Exxon Valdez to Love Canal to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, John Cruden has consistently demonstrated the tenacity, the leadership, and the strength of character that represents the very best that this Department of Justice has to offer. He is uniquely qualified to lead this division’s efforts to meet the challenges posed by climate change, illegal wildlife trafficking, pollution, and natural resource management, among many other pressing issues.

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The Big Race: DC's First Election for Attorney General

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CANDIDATES: Five lawyers—Lorelie Masters, Karl Racine, Edward “Smitty” Smith, Lateefah Williams and Paul Zukerberg;are vying to be the first-ever elected D.C. attorney general in the November election. The candidates appeared last week at a forum, above, at O’Melveny & Myers.

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Top Three Priorities of Bar President Brigida Benitez

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President-Elect Brigida Benitez--partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP--recently sat down with Kathryn Alfisi to do an interview for the June issue of the Washington Lawyer. She was officially sworn in as the 43rd D.C. Bar President at the Celebration of Leadership on June 17.

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