Daily Dispatch


Nothing But The Ruth!

Disregarding the Traditional Workweek

By | Aug.18.15 | 2 Comments

When did we decide that the “workweek” should be defined as Monday through Friday,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.? (Okay, I know a good many lawyers work a lot more than that, but you know what I’m saying.) Lately …Continue reading »


On Balance

Finding Work-Life Balance as a Solo: Ethics Tips

By | Aug.17.15 | No Comments

Work-life balance is such a great catchphrase, encapsulating the struggle we all face as we walk the tightrope between our careers and personal lives. If you ever worked in a large organization (think BigLaw), it …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Sources for Professional Help in a Pinch

By | Aug.14.15 | No Comments

When you’re pressed for time, you may feel there aren’t enough people or hours to get everything done. You can’t do it all — but whether it’s administrative, marketing or legal work, professional help is available …Continue reading »


Productivity Tip

The Simplest Steps to Beat Back Email

By | Aug.13.15 | No Comments

Email use continues its upward climb. The Radicati Group recently reported that email use is growing at 5 percent per year and will do so through 2019. Though growth is slowing, the existing volume makes …Continue reading »


Christmas is Coming!

Pros and Cons of Digital Holiday Cards

By | Aug.12.15 | No Comments

With summer in full swing, it may be difficult to imagine Christmas and Hanukkah looming around the corner. But if the topic is holiday cards, it’s not too soon to knock a few big decisions off your to-do list. Should We …Continue reading »


INTERVIEW

Victoria Aguilar, Enterprising Lawyer

By | Aug.11.15 | 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 »


Body Language

Convert “Resting Bitch Face” to “Neutral Alert”

By | Aug.10.15 | 2 Comments

Last week The New York Times brought the pop culture term and Internet meme “resting bitch face” (RBF) to the mainstream media with “I’m Not Mad. That’s Just My RBF.” Lots of discussion has ensued about …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Guest Blogging: Five Ideas for Lawyers

By | Aug.07.15 | No Comments

Guest blogging? You are probably saying to yourself that you write enough as it is, and you couldn’t possibly take on another assignment. (And I feel your pain!) You spend most days creating documents and …Continue reading »


Optimize Online Marketing

Use Social Media as if Social Media Didn’t Exist

By | Aug.06.15 | 1 Comment

A long time ago, lawyers earned new business by developing a reputation and building relationships. In the age of the social web, this really hasn’t changed at all … . But somewhere along the way, many …Continue reading »


Press Relations

Three Deadly Sins of Crisis PR for Lawyers

By | Aug.05.15 | No Comments

“I won’t dignify that with a response” may sound very “Downton Abbey,” but it won’t get you far when dealing with a potentially reputation-damaging crisis. Still, many litigants and their lawyers choose to handle a …Continue reading »