Mike Maslanka discusses persuasion lessons from Lincoln’s Gettysburg address — in his latest installment of Mike Maslanka @ Your Desk video series for Texas Bar Today.

The Bible

New Jersey Case

Trade Secrets

Let’s Talk About Losing

Have a Beer with a Stranger


Employee Handbook

Poetry & Persuasion

Are Gay Employees Protected Against Discrimination?

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: Claim or No Claim?

Noncompetes in Texas: The Importance of a Promise

Anger and the Reptile Brain

The Power of Questions

Have Compassion for Yourself

Civility: A Lesson from Churchill and Chamberlain

Retaliation Claims: SCOTUS Ponders Jury Instructions

Make Your Employees Take Vacations

How to Accept Things You Cannot Control

Perfection is the Enemy

Business Ethics: Trust Actions, Not Words

Should Lawyers Be Friends With Clients?

Law Firm Hierarchy: Two Modest Proposals

How to Persuade a Colleague to Change

The Difference Between “Right to Work” and “At Will” Employment

Persuasion, Drugs, and Abraham Lincoln

The Best and Worst Big-Screen Lawyers

Witness Preparation: Some Things You Just Can’t Change

What Constitutes a Religion?

President Lincoln

Firing is Like Love: You Just Know When It’s Right