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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 »


Nothing But the Ruth!

Blogging for the Long Haul

By | May.11.15 | 1 Comment

“I’ve got to start a blog.” Those words came out of our new associate’s mouth as he walked into my office a few weeks ago. He had watched me open six new client files over the …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Was Law School Worth It? Part 2

By | May.08.15 | No Comments

Is the cost of law school worth the Juris Doctor? Is the initial debt worth the eventual (and increasingly unlikely) partner payday? In last week’s Friday Five (“Was Law School Worth It?“), Annie Little asked five high-profile …Continue reading »


Time For a Change?

Ways to Push Beyond Your Comfort Zone

By | May.07.15 | No Comments

You know the feeling. You aren’t unhappy, but you aren’t ecstatic. You don’t dread going to work, but you linger longer than usual on that second (or third) cup of coffee before you head to …Continue reading »


Online Marketing

What You Need to Know to Get Clients Online

By | May.06.15 | No Comments

It’s 2015, and consumers aren’t just wading through the Internet anymore.  They are swimming through information that can form their purchase decisions in an instant. If your firm doesn’t acquire quality leads through the use …Continue reading »


You, On Social Media

Assess Your Online Image

By | May.05.15 | No Comments

Curious what social media can do for you in the professional world? Then, as a baseline, consider who the world sees right now when it looks at you through the online lens. What’s your online …Continue reading »


Four Brain Games

Be Smart, Take Breaks for Peak Performance

By | May.04.15 | No Comments

The mind is not a marathon runner. It’s a sprinter. When you push it too long, decision fatigue sets in and performance suffers. Filling the mental energy tank back up is easy. Just take a break. Think …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Was Law School Worth It?

By | May.01.15 | 2 Comments

There’s no shortage of advice on whether or not anyone should attend law school. In most discussions, the prominent concern is money. Is the cost of law school worth the Juris Doctor? Is the initial …Continue reading »


Business Development

Five Opportunities to Turn Gossip into Money

By | Apr.30.15 | 1 Comment

Even in the biggest cities, the legal community can be surprisingly small. Within a practice area everybody seems to know everybody else. Walk down your city’s legal Main Street or hang out at the courthouse, …Continue reading »