Looking Ahead to 2021

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At the ABA Journal, part of our mission is to provide useful, relevant advice for members of the legal profession. The past year presented challenges that left all of us scrambling for guidance, and we did our best to serve readers’ interests in five major areas: their practice, their well-being, their skill sets, their ethical duties and their career transitions.

Improving your practice

50 ways to market your practice

Nicole Black’s legal tech recommendations from 2020

What law firms and legal organizations should consider before creating their own apps

Why this lawyer increased his fees during the COVID-19 pandemic

12 tips to market your law practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

Top tips to have more effective follow-up with potential clients

How to maximize your business development during the COVID-19 crisis

How to practice law remotely and efficiently during the COVID-19 crisis

6 key numbers that can diagnose the financial health of your law practice

Safeguarding your well-being

4 lessons we can learn as a profession from the pandemic

8 tips for lawyers on how to build resilience

6 strategies to get a perfectionistic lawyer off the ledge

10 steps to identify irrational resistance to self-care

How lawyers can manage stress and cortisol levels during the COVID-19 crisis

Honing your skills

TV-star-turned-lawyer offers 10 acting tips for trial lawyers

Having a hard time connecting with your witness? Try these tips

How to achieve vocal power in and out of the courtroom

Polish your writing skills with Bryan Garner’s 2020 advice

Lessons for lawyers from Steve Jobs

Avoiding ethics traps

How to avoid 10 common ethics pitfalls

How to ethically respond to negative reviews from clients

Knowing when to tell your client no and other ethical dilemmas

Launching (or relaunching) your legal career

You accepted a clerkship; now what? A to-do list for before your first day

Top tips to successfully finish the first year of law school in a pandemic

How late-career litigators can reinvent themselves as law firm mentors

9 tips on how to dress for the courtroom

An insider’s guide to succeeding in law school⁠—even during the COVID-19 pandemic