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Legal Intelligence

What’s the secret? Why is that person so much more successful than everyone else? What does he have? What does she know? These questions are familiar to most people. However, the answers are not.

Your search for these answers should include examining the concept of EQ. EQ is a person’s Emotional Quotient. Emotional Quotient (EQ), is how a person’s Emotional Intelligence is measured. It is the emotional version of a person’s IQ (Intellectual Quotient)

For many years, it has been believed that EQ is the most important indicator of a successful leader. Below are posts related to EQ and the closely related concept of social intelligence as they related to lawyers. The application of these concepts to the practice of law is what I call Legal Intelligence (LQ)…

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Fairness is a complicated picture to paint. If you put a group of people in a room, they could probably agree upon a definition of fairness.  However, it is unlikely they will all agree what fairness should look like in any given situation. Thus, when a person says they can be “fair” that doesn’t reveal much.  Other than they believe keep reading »


  I believe…we want to believe…that our justice system protects our rights. As a matter of fact, there are times I have to believe it. We have to believe it. Of course, many times it does. That’s what makes America exceptional. Then there are the other times. Too often the justice system appears to work against its own supposed keep reading »