© 2016 Grover E. Cleveland, reproduced with permission from Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer (2 Ed., 2016); swimminglessonsforbabysharks.com. Join the conversation by submitting questions on Twitter @Babysharklaw or here.
Q: I am a new lawyer, and I understand the need to keep my “filter” on. But it seems awkward to focus on that all the time. And I sometimes find that I have let my guard down before I know it. Any suggestions?
A: Yes. But it takes practice and planning ahead.
Here are some tips to help keep you from stepping in it: