My Small Firm Business column for the month, Ask A Simple Question as been posted over at law.com In it, I discuss both the benefits of asking for help as well as places to look that you might not have thought about. I’d have to credit Professor Steven Lubet and his recent article, Artificial Intelligence as generating the idea for this piece. Lubet’s article argues that law school doesn’t teach the skills we need in practice, foremost, the ability to ask questions. My article is a start towards addressing that gap.
By the way, the next time you feel intimidated or embarrassed to ask a question, just think of me, 40 years old, 16 years of law practice and still asking the best way to draft a request for admission or which side to sit on in the hearing room or how many copies to file. If I can do it, so can you.