There are five ways to be less lonely in the practice of law:

(1) at the risk of sounding overly sensitive, lawyers should be nicer to one another;

(2) we should practice the skills we use during mediation throughout the life of a case;

(3) as a profession, we should commit to changing the measure of what makes a lawyer successful;

(4) law firms should find ways to encourage lawyers to work more like harmonious units and less like barbers in a barbershop;

(5) we should commit to finding purpose outside the practice of law.

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