Business Development for Young Intellectual Property Litigators
By Michael D. Steger and Pilar Kraman – April 13, 2020
Pilar Kraman and Michael Steger discuss strategies and best practices for developing business as young intellectual property litigators based on their own experiences and practices. This Sound Advice covers methods to use for any level of experience or type of IP practice. (12:06 min)
How to Become a Special Master—a Roundtable Preview
By Debby Greenspan, Angela Turiano and Randi Roth – February 20, 2020
Debby Greenspan and Randi Roth, two accomplished female Special Masters, will give you a preview of the upcoming WAC Roundtable on the "How-To's" and benefits of becoming a Special Master and the push to increase diversity in the field. (7:34 min)
Privacy Law: How to Get Involved in the Area and Issues on the Horizon
By Bridget Warren & Erin Illman – May 30, 2019
In this Sound Advice, Erin Illman, a Board Certified Specialist in Privacy & Information Security Law, discusses how she got involved in this area of the law, the issues businesses face in this area, and how others can get more involved. (10:22 min)
Spotting and Overcoming Gender Bias in the Workplace
By Lindsay Breedlove and Bridget Warren – November 13, 2018
Lindsay Breedlove and Bridget Warren discuss behaviors that disproportionately affect women, how to spot gender bias, and what women can do to overcome gender bias. (10:45 min)
Cross-Examining Expert Witnesses
By Miranda Lundeen Soto – March 13, 2018
This Sound Advice discusses how to effectively cross-examine an expert witness, ways to tell a story through cross-examination, and how to handle objections.
Advice for Young Lawyers about Working With and Learning from Lawyers Within Your Firm – Part I
This is the first in a two-part series. Stewart’s talk provides some helpful and practical tips about how to get the most out of your relationships with lawyers inside your firm, including mentors, peers and senior counsel.
Advice for Young Lawyers about Working With and Learning from Lawyers Within Your Firm – Part II
This is the second in a two-part series. Stewart’s talk provides useful tips about how to get the most out of your dealings with lawyers outside your firm, including: opposing counsel, in-house counsel, former classmates, and fellow members of local, state and national bar associations.
Mentors vs. Sponsors
By LaKeisha Randall
Having a successful career is often achieved with the help of others. Listen as LaKeisha Randall discusses that while mentors are useful, having a sponsor is your best option for advancing your career. (8:22 min.)
Dealing with Difficult Witnesses
Listen as Anne Marie Seibel outlines various types of difficult witnesses that you may encounter, followed by specific advice for how to best deal with each of them by assessing their personality types.
10 Lessons from the 50 Yard Line
By Shayna M. Steinfeld
Trying to balance work and home is a challenge for all professionals. Hear Shayna Steinfeld’s “Ten Lessons from the 50 Yard Line” for suggestions on how to improve your life at home thus leading to a better life in the office. (14:57 min.)
By Teresa Beck
Multitasking is a concept we are all familiar with, but it is often too difficult to actually work in our lives. Listen as Teresa Beck offers tips and practices to help you develop or maintain a healthy balance for your life. (12:11 min.)
Practical Tips and Guidance for Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege
By Elizabeth Timkovich
A high-level primer on what types of documents and communications merit privilege to make sure you're asserting privilege over the right types of information and not over- or under-designating any of your documents as privileged. (15:57)
Balancing Work and Home
Being an attorney is a full time job. Being a parent is also a full time job. Listen as Danielle Kays offers 10 tips on how to be successful at both. (14:38 min.)
Jury Selection—Have Some Faith
Lucia Coyoca describes her experiences with juries in complex business litigation cases. (10:23 min.)
Mentoring Circles for Women Lawyers
By Louise A. LaMothe
Mentoring Circles for Women can be easier and more rewarding than one on one mentoring for professional development. Hear Former Chair of the Section of Litigation, Louise LaMothe, currently a practicing arbitrator and a mediator in Santa Barbara, California, describe six years of working with Mentoring Circles: who should join, how the Circles should be conducted, and what the benefits are for both young and experienced lawyers alike.