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For both new and experience lawyers, the question of whether it's worth it to relocate for a job can be challenging.

While the decision may be simpler for new or younger attorneys that haven't laid down roots in a community, or those that don't have partners or children, the decision to relocate takes courage and entails quite a bit of risk. This is particularly true if partners, children, or more are involved. And that's not to mention the licensing hurdles you'll encounter practicing across state lines.

Avoiding Mental Health Care Can Increase Chances of Malpractice

If you've never been in a dentist's chair and watched the smoke float away from the drill grinding your tooth, you don't know what it means to have a root canal.

It's one of the reasons people avoid going to the dentist; they're afraid of the dreaded diagnosis that a tooth is rotten to the core. It has to come out or worse.

It's also a lot like the reason people don't get counseling for mental issues; they're afraid of the consequences. But in the practice of law, ignoring the problem can only make it get worse.

Try a Different Hobby to Improve Job Performance

In Opposite World, "yes" means "no" and "no" means "yes." If you need a better explanation, ask a teenager.

The point is that some things are counter-intuitive, like hobbies that can improve your work. You would think that playing chess, for example, might help develop trial-strategy skills.

But it doesn't work like that. According to research, you should have hobbies that are completely the opposite of your work. Apparently, it's about balance.

Impostor Syndrome: Do You Have It, Too?

Impostor syndrome is the feeling that you are not cut out for your job, combined with a fear of being discovered as a fraud.

That's the syndrome plaguing many lawyers today, writes Neha Samat in an article for the ABA Journal. She says it's a hidden source of their stress.

Samat shared her perspective after reading about a lawyer who committed suicide because he couldn't cope. She cried because she knows too many lawyers who are suffering from the same malady.

How Not to Sabotage Your Success as a Lawyer

"If only" are two of the saddest words in the English vocabulary.

If only you had kept your head when the boss was blaming you. If only you had trusted yourself when the judge was doubting you.

If only there were a solution to every way we hurt our careers. But alas, this is a blog, not poetry, so here are only two ways not to sabotage your success:

Celebrate Veterans Day Like a Lawyer

For some, the veteran's story is not a good one.

They come home to find out they can never go home again. Disillusioned, their battles too often end tragically.

Lawyers who help in those struggles can become heroes. Veteran's Day is the day to become one.

What If You Can't Be Happy Practicing Law?

If you are unhappy practicing the law, join the club.

Statistics say that lawyers in general are a depressed group of people. Suicide rates, substance abuse, and job pressure tell half the story; the other half are just unhappy people.

It's enough to make you give up law practice, but this blog post is not about career change. If you can't be happy practicing law, try changing your perspective instead.

With Halloween right around the corner, you might still be searching for that perfect legal/lawyer themed costume for a contest or party.

If you are, below you can find some ideas that will be sure to result in a few cackles or screams.

While there is quite a bit of serious discussion that happens on #LawTwitter and #AppellateTwitter, there's also quite a bit of joking around. And for lawyers, getting a good laugh a few times a day can really help keep moral high.

If you're on Twitter, you probably already follow some of the biggest names in #LawTwitter, like the Florida Bar Association or Popehat.

We've already covered our favorite seven funny #LawyerTwitter accounts to follow, but there are many, many more wonderful accounts. Below you'll find seven more of our favorites.

The concept of unlimited paid vacation seems unbelievable, and confusing. But, as many firms are starting to realize, to get the best talent, you have to offer the best perks, and unlimited paid vacation is actually a thing now, but is it really better than a fixed amount of vacation time?

Taking the natural extension on that concept, Susman Godfrey LLP has announced that it will, in addition to offering unlimited paid vacation, also now offer unlimited paid parental leave for all associates. Notably, this is the first large law firm to offer such a generous parental leave policy, but it is not too surprising given the level of talent the firm is known to recruit.