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Curmudgeon's Perspective

Senior Staff Performance — It’s Been a Long Time

By | Nov.11.14 | No Comments

I hired Pat over 30 years ago, and she has worked either with me or in association with me ever since. She never was a great legal secretary, but she's reasonably bright, loyal and[...]

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Curmudgeon's Perspective

Not My First Time at the Fashion Rodeo

By | Oct.15.14 | 1 Comment

I've been through a few fashion trends and I appreciate others' perspectives on style. In our profession, it’s important to look ... professional. Looking good can help bolste[...]

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Is It Senior-Lawyer Wisdom or Just Weariness?

By | Jun.16.14 | 3 Comments

Oh, I admit I was a little hard on my colleagues, but in my defense, their idea was an old one we tried years ago to no avail. Still, I guess they felt I was a bit harsh in the [...]

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There’s Always a Mordred in Law Firms

By | Mar.19.14 | 1 Comment

Joe stormed into my office and demanded to borrow my nine iron. It has a nice feel and weight, and I use it to practice swings in the office when I feel tense or meditative. Joe lo[...]

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Curmudgeon's Perspective

Change, Period

By | Feb.10.14 | 1 Comment

The other day my son was bemoaning the new development on the edge of town that was once an empty grassland with a nice sweeping view. Changes, he lamented, seemed to be coming fas[...]

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A Curmudgeon's Perspective

Project Management Basics: A Refresher for Lawyers

By | Jan.22.14 | 2 Comments

The recent Attorney at Work compilation about time management and productivity ("A Matter of Time: Time Management and Productivity Tips for Lawyers") got me thinking about how law[...]

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