Posted in our “Off the Clock” category:

Very glad to have my article Pitching the Difficult Case: Working With Prosecutors published recently at LLRX.com.

The subject is related criminal prosecutions, an area of substantive law that I worked in at my pre-retirement “day job” working as counsel to inspectors general at multiple federal agencies.

Which is better for lawyers, Facebook or LinkedIn? Kevin O’Keefe shares his opinion — fittingly enough, on Facebook. My view? A Facebook presence is essential, since it is the way many potential clients would find you, but Facebook is probably a significant marketing channel for only a few lawyers with particular personalities or niches.

Many presenters dread the challenge of dealing with hostile or otherwise difficult questions. Some questioners have a personal agenda, or simply enjoy embarrassing a presenter. With experience, I eventually came to enjoy the challenge of dealing with difficult questioners. The presenter who stays calm and remembers a few simple techniques can nearly always hold their

OK, you have gotten through the body of your presentation satisfactorily. Time to relax, right? Nope. There is one hurdle left: The question and answer period. This is when some presenters wilt and others shine. With a few tips, some experience and a modest amount of intestinal fortitude, you can shine every time. Here’s how: