Daily Dispatch


Get to the Point!

This Post Comprises Further Help for Your Systemic Writing Errors

By | Jul.15.15 | No Comments

Even the best writer can confuse words that sound almost the same — call them sound-alikes. A prior post reviewed many of the most common pairs. Here are some more. Comprise/Compose. Comprise means “include” or “contain.” …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth!

The Great Email Clean Out 2015

By | Jul.14.15 | 2 Comments

One of the downsides of traveling is that email keeps coming in while you’re gone. Although I had an awesome time doing The Undeniable Tour earlier this year and speaking at the Ungagged conference in London, my inbox turned …Continue reading »


On Balance

Recovery After Bar Discipline

By | Jul.13.15 | 1 Comment

Any lawyer who has been through the bar discipline process will tell you it was one of the most stressful, horrific experiences of their career. It truly is the low point. So you would think, having …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Stake Your Claim as a Legal Thought Leader

By | Jul.10.15 | No Comments

Go to law school. Work hard. Get a job at a big firm. The road map for becoming a successful lawyer used to be fairly predictable. But these days, many talented lawyers, uninspired by the …Continue reading »


Managing

Dressed Down: What Does Being ‘Professional’ Really Mean?

By | Jul.09.15 | 4 Comments

It’s something you hear when you’re starting your career (and something you’ll hear constantly, throughout your career, if you’re a nonconformist): “You have to be more professional.” Of course, that begs the question, just how …Continue reading »


A LAWYER'S LIFE

How Do You Define Success?

By | Jul.08.15 | No Comments

Yesterday, Curmudgeon Otto Sorts reflected on his personal definition of success, admitting it may be a bit outdated. So what might an updated definition entail, as more lawyers shed the traditional trappings of “a lawyer’s …Continue reading »


Curmudgeon's Perspective

A Successful Legal Career

By | Jul.07.15 | No Comments

“What was the most important thing to your successful career?” Shelly asked earnestly. It was flattering to be asked. This young associate was interviewing the more successful senior attorneys in the firm to help her figure …Continue reading »


CLIENT DATA SECURITY

Think Your Firm Is HIPAA-Compliant? Steps to Make Sure

By | Jul.06.15 | No Comments

If any of your clients are involved with health care, you know how highly regulated the field is. You may think you are complying with all the regulations and have lock-tight security measures in place …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Publish on LinkedIn Pulse to Establish Expertise

By | Jul.03.15 | No Comments

Lawyers often lament: “I’ve been on LinkedIn for years, but I’ve never experienced any benefit from it.” What most mean is: “I’ve never gotten any work from it.” Lack of LinkedIn success is due to …Continue reading »


Hello Solo!

Not Just for Solos: Seven Startup Tips

By | Jul.02.15 | 1 Comment

In a few months, I will celebrate my third anniversary as a solo practitioner. Without question, this experience has been the most rewarding of my nearly 16 years practicing labor and employment law. In reflecting …Continue reading »