Thinking like a lawyer is good for your clients. They are paying you to be skeptical and not take at face value what opposing counsel or the lawyer on the other side of a deal is saying. Being pessimistic and analytical helps your clients avoid unnecessary legal risk.

But outside of work, we need to wear a different hat.  Thinking and acting like a lawyer can have an adverse affect on our psyches.  Knowing when to turn off your lawyer brain can be good for your mental health.

Click here to read my article in the ABA publication GPSolo eReport.

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