New Lawyer

Saying No

By Grover E. Cleveland
Overwhelmed with work.

Overwhelmed with work.

I have been told that I should try not turn down work, but I have also been told not to take on too much work. I am not sure when I should say, “no.” Do you have any suggestions about when and how I should decline work?

You are in luck. Recently, in working with a prestigious firm on its new associate orientation, a secret and coveted text came into my possession. Written by Anonymous, the compendium is aptly named, The Little Book of No. More on that below. But first, some caveats.

Premium Content For:
  • Current ABA Member
Join - Now