TYLA Tuesday: BSAFE

One big question that comes up when work-life balance is discussed, is "How do you work, have a family, and give time to your community?" There are many answers to this question, but one great way to do it is to share existing Texas Young Lawyers Association projects. Anyone can do it (you don't have to be a "young" lawyer), materials can be obtained through our website or by contacting the TYLA office.  We even have guides to give you an idea of how to share (or "roll-out") these projects with members of your community. The TYLA Tuesday posts will feature TYLA projects, old and new.  If you would like more details, please visit the TYLA website! This week, our featured project is BSAFE: Battle Substance Abuse for Everyone.  BSAFE is a multimedia project that addresses substance abuse issues on multiple levels - one geared to children/teens, one to parents/ educators, and…

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TYLA Tuesday: Bigger than Bullying

One big question that comes up when work-life balance is discussed, is "How do you work, have a family, and give time to your community?" There are many answers to this question, but one great way to do it is to share existing Texas Young Lawyers Association projects. Anyone can do it (you don't have to be a "young" lawyer), materials can be obtained through our website or by contacting the TYLA office.  We even have guides to give you an idea of how to share (or "roll-out") these projects with members of your community. The TYLA Tuesday posts will feature TYLA projects, old and new.  If you would like more details, please visit the TYLA website! Our first featured project is one of this year's signature projects, Bigger than Bullying.  This is a multimedia project that is designed to address bullying at all ages, and provide resources for parents and teachers.  …

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Do you think differently when wearing a suit?

In this April 2015 article, the Atlantic summarizes this fascinating study about how wearing a suit impacts the wearer's thinking. I have often thought about how the formality of my dress impact others' perception of me, but I don't know that I have given much consideration to how it impacts my own thinking.  According to this study, more formal clothes make us feel more powerful, and thus change how we see the world.  I guess there is some truth to the term "power suit." So readers, what work wear makes you feel the most powerful?

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The Myth of the 80-Hour Work Week

We've all had those weeks - where trial prep, closings, discovery responses, and appellate deadlines collide and we find ourselves billing well beyond a normal 40-hr work week.   For many people though, that is not the norm. This New York Times article about how many people "fake" an 80 hour work week is fascinating. Why Some Men Fake an 80-Hour Work Week, and Why it Matters What are your thoughts? Do you (or people you work with) fake the 80 hour week?  

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