Cover Story About Mid-Career Lawyers in ABA Journal


Debra L. Bruce, JD, PCC.

Debra Bruce has been quoted in the cover story of the September 2008 ABA Journal. The article by Leslie Gordon is titled “Midcareer Malaise: How to find a new path for your 40s.” She presents a number of different perspectives (including Debra’s) on why lawyers develop malaise in the mid-years of practicing law, and what to do about it.

The Art of Active Listening (May 18, 2009)

Debra L. Bruce will be a speaker:

Listening is more than 50% of communication, and you must know what to listen for. Learn to manage upset people in intimidating circumstances. Have the conversations that help people open up so they don’t blow up. Improve cooperation and understanding in your workplace simply through improving your own active listening skills, which you will get to practice in this interactive workshop.

Association of Legal Administrators
38th Annual Educational Conference and Exposition

Earnest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
May 18-21, 2009
This session: May 18, 2009 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

For more information, go to http://www.alanet.org/conf/2009.

Can Case Management Software Really Make Life Easier? (Sept. 17, 2008)

Yes, for a lawyer it can, although first it may make it worse. Whether you have a trial practice or a transactional practice, case management software can help you (i) stay on top of deadlines and appointments, (ii) keep your last communication at your fingertips, whether by email, telephone, fax or postal service, (iii) keep documents tagged to the relevant client file, and (iv) optimize your marketing efforts by staying in touch with prospective and former clients. Hear how one lawyer learned to accomplish in 74 hours what used to take him 117 hours!

Houston Area League of PC Users, Inc. (HAL PC)
Legal SIG
4543 Post Oak Place Drive, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77027
September 17, 2008 7:00 PM

For more information, go to http://www.hal-pc.org/ or contact Perry Radoff at (713) 629-0670 or pradoff@suite1170.com

Working Together Effectively As a Team (Aug. 28, 2008)

Burta Rhodes Raborn Inn of Court
Houston, TX
August 28, 2008 6:00 PM

For more information, contact Angela Pence England (713) 622-8733 or apengland@tindallfoster.com

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