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Boldly Go Where No Firm Has Gone Before — With Your Holiday Card

By | Oct.09.14 | 3 Comments

A holiday card catalog arrived in the mail a few weeks ago. I’m mostly a holiday purist who believes that you shouldn’t start celebrating the December holidays until after Than[...]

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Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A

By | Sep.18.14 | No Comments

The suicide of actor Robin Williams made many, including me, reflect on how problems related to depression and substance abuse can lead to desperate, irrational actions. Lawyers i[...]

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How to Suck at Networking

By | Aug.18.14 | 3 Comments

If you’re a law firm owner or partner, you know the drill — when you’re not working in your business, you should be working on your business. For most of us, that includes a [...]

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Want to Be More Efficient? Unplug!

By | Jul.14.14 | 2 Comments

Let me tell you a secret — the biggest distraction in my life is me. No, I’m not wasting time playing Angry Birds or watching Netflix. My challenge? I’m so well-trained to re[...]

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Lawyers at Standing Desks: Benefits and Drawbacks

By | Jun.11.14 | 11 Comments

Recently, I was blown away by how awesome a fellow lawyer’s office is. It’s not very big, but it has a standing desk by a window that overlooks downtown Phoenix, opening up the[...]

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Business Group Memberships: Should You Renew?

By | May.15.14 | 1 Comment

Ah, spring is in the air! The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and I have just received annual invoices from the two business organizations to which I belong. Between t[...]

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