Friday, February 24, 2012

Feedback and Presentation Skills

Here is a interesting video on how large firm lawyers (specifically lawyers at Duane Morris) are getting training on the basic of good presentations skills.  The touchstones are stories and humor.  The method for acquiring these skills is practice and feedback.   Some folks might think this is obvious and thus too simplistic or basic to invest in.  The result:  a knowing-doing gap.  I see is over and over again.  

The short case study overview of the training (albeit written by the trainers) is online here.

February 24, 2012 in Data on the profession, Fun and Learning in the classroom, Law Firms | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Call for Visiting Scholars

The American Bar Foundation (ABF)  invites scholars to join our intellectual community for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The ABF encourages national and international scholars on leave or sabbatical to take advantage of our diverse community and excellent facilities.  We offer an office, telephone, and computer, but no stipend.

Preference will be given to visitors whose scholarship coincides with the research agenda of the ABF and who will be in residence full-time for all or part of the year.  Summer visits are possible. Visitors are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the ABF, including a weekly seminar.

If you have an interest in this opportunity, please send an email to Robert Nelson at, subject line: Visiting Scholars Program, which states (1) the topic on which you are working, (2) the preferred dates for residence, (3) the days each week you would expect to be at the ABF, and (4) attach a CV.  Applications should be received by April 1, 2012.  Applications will be considered as space allows.  The ABF Appointments Committee will review applications and prospective visitors will be notified accordingly.

[Posted by Bill Henderson]

February 21, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)