What is the successful lawyer?

Notes on the
Practice of Law


The Long View

I read a tweet from Zen Fi that made me chuckle, “Our ancestors went through wars, famines, and disasters, and all we are asked to do is wash our hands, sit our asses down and watch Netflix.” It puts things into perspective.

Screen Shot 2020-02-27 at 1.46.54 PM

The "Practice of" Law

I have always found the expression, “The Practice of Law,” suggestive. When I recently asked a lawyer friend what he was up to, he said he was still practicing because he hadn’t gotten it perfect yet.


Improve Your Thinking: Write!

I came across this great quote by George Gopen in the Winter edition of Litigation, “Writing is part and parcel of the thinking process.” You think in order to write; you read what you have written to judge what it is you have thought, and that leads you back to thinking. ‘How do I know what I mean until I see what I say.’

About the author


Steven N.Peskind

Principal Attorney

To be successful, a lawyer must have insight into the whole human catastrophe and be able to effectively traverse the legal system. It is the intersection of these two disciplines that fascinate me. I have been a lifelong student of both human nature and the law, and have created this blog to help others following my path.


Book Reviews


Practice Hacks


Random Musings


Trial Practice

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Be the first to get notified of new posts and insider tips.

Copyright © 2019 The Successful Lawyer. All Rights Reserved.