Mark Dodd at LODLaw has just published an interview with me that he recently conducted on the topic of how to build your psychological resilience.

You can listen to his podcast of the interview at

Dr. Larry Richard is the founder and principal consultant at LawyerBrain LLC. You can reach him at or

NALP has just published my article entitled, “Why you need a chief mindset officer” in their online NALP Bulletin. 

If you are a NALP subscriber, you can access the article on the NALP Bulletin homepage:

If you are unable to access it that way, I’m attaching a pdf here that you can read.


“If you say ‘non-lawyer’ one more time, I’ll have to wash your mouth out with soap . . .”

Really, this is a widespread and embarrassing problem that lawyers can’t seem to overcome. Today I saw a post on LinkedIn by Nir Golan of Elevate. You can read his post here. Here is the

I just finished reading an interesting book called Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior by Jonah Berger (Simon & Schuster, 2017). Professor Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In this book, he explores two human tendencies that seem to be at odds with each other—the

Where to Find Good News — and Why You Should Look for It

by Dr. Larry Richard, LawyerBrain LLC — Monday, April 20, 2020

This morning I joined Cecilia B. Loving as a presenter in a webinar that we presented as part of the NYC Bar Association’s Mindful Mondays series. We called our session Tips

Tips for Coping with Coronavirus-Induced Anxiety[1]

by Dr. Larry Richard, LawyerBrain LLC

As I’ve spoken with my clients this week, the most frequent request has been for concrete actions that their lawyers and staff can take to cope with coronavirus-fueled anxiety.

Here is a baker’s dozen of self-help tips that I hope will help.

Hello to all my readers. I haven’t posted on this blog site for a couple of years because I’ve been so busy with consulting. The CoronaVirus crisis has given me some breathing room. Here’s an article about how you as a leader can incorporate some important psychological principles into the way you respond to the

More advice has been written about leadership than just about any other topic in the social sciences. My clients often ask me if I can distill this leadership wisdom into a very short synopsis that’s tailored to lawyers in senior leadership roles. I’ve resisted doing this because there are so many good books on leadership (although very few of them address leadership in law firms). If you want to dig into that literature, start with The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, which in my view is the best and most well written evidence-based summary of the practical principles of how to successfully lead others. For those with less time on their hands, here is my attempt to reduce what we know to a “one-pager”.

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