Daily Dispatch


Interview

Julie Tolek, Enterprising Lawyer

By | May.26.15 | No Comments

Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do, they have ample …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day

By | May.22.15 | 1 Comment

Fitness, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being fit.” So what, then, is “fit”? Therein lies the key to true fitness. As Merriam-Webster explains, “fit” means “sound physically and mentally.” Here are five ways …Continue reading »


Give Your Client a Hand

Positive Client Experience? How to Improve Hospitality in the Office

By | May.21.15 | 2 Comments

“I’m tired of hearing about ‘improving the client experience.’ People come to me because I do excellent work. They don’t care if I’m nice.” Might sound familiar, but it’s only half right. Your clients expect you to …Continue reading »


Attorney at Work Classic

The Dis-Associate’s Tips for the Young Traveling Lawyer

By | May.20.15 | 2 Comments

Young lawyer or even slightly more “mature,” every lawyer can use pointers on avoiding the awkwardness of business travel. Former columnist William Melater offers help in this classic “how to” from the Attorney at Work Archives. Initially, …Continue reading »


Decision-Making Skills

Helping Others to Choose Well

By | May.19.15 | 1 Comment

An important client texts you for advice on a critical decision, apologizing that circumstances don’t permit a better means of communication. You can’t see or hear each other, and time is of the essence. The …Continue reading »


Online Marketing

Crushin’ It: 10 Social Media Misconceptions, Revised

By | May.18.15 | 4 Comments

Let’s run down some common misconceptions about social media, and rotate the conversation. Misconception 1: “Oh No, My Privacy!” Revision: Connect Widely Now, in case you hadn’t heard, this is social media. If you’re using it to market …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Not Just for Women: Kick Your Power Up a Notch

By | May.15.15 | No Comments

Sometimes women let circumstances and self-imposed obligations get between themselves and their big dreams, says Nancy O’Reilly, editor of the new book “Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life.” She believes the key …Continue reading »


One of a Kind

Compounding Returns for Content: An Evergreen Strategy

By | May.14.15 | No Comments

In today’s saturated marketplace of ideas, many law firms struggle to create content that connects with audiences suffering from information overload. Faced with this challenge, legal content creators have three options: give up, trudge on …Continue reading »


Curmudgeon's Perspective

A Fool for a Client? Be More Self-Aware

By | May.13.15 | 1 Comment

“She needs to just get on board,” Bob complained. “I keep telling her what to do, but she won’t stop trying to second-guess me.” As I listened to his complaints, I wondered if he had even tried to …Continue reading »


Communication Skills

Ladies and Gentlemen! Watch Your Language at Trial

By | May.12.15 | 2 Comments

It happens. You end up with a jury that is all one gender. That was the case in the trial of George Zimmerman, accused of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. Six women …Continue reading »