Balance


Nothing But the Ruth!

Why Do Lawyers Do It? The Benefits of Running

By | Jun.10.13 | 1 Comment

I’ve always been athletic, but I didn’t become a runner until law school. Since then, I’ve participated in a handful of races, including four half marathons. Beyond helping m[...]

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Nothing but the Ruth!

Is Work-Life Balance a Fraud?

By | May.08.13 | 5 Comments

In an interview earlier this year, Laurel Bellows, managing partner of her Chicago business and employment law firm and current president of the American Bar Association, was as[...]

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Balance

The Lonely Side of Solo Practice

By | Mar.05.13 | 6 Comments

Working for yourself is awesome. Working by yourself is awesome, too. You get to set your own hours, you can wear whatever you want—and you get to run your business your way. But[...]

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holiday rewind: The best of Attorney at Work

Giving the Gift of Doing Good

By | Nov.22.12 | No Comments

For my birthday a friend had a tree planted in my honor in my home state of Ohio. (A tad amusingly, the friend’s last name happens to be Sycamore, but be that as it may….) Her [...]

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LAWYERS SHOULD LEAD THE WAY

Be Younger Next Year

By | Nov.13.12 | No Comments

I wanted to be a lawyer even when I was a little kid, and I was right. I loved the practice. Absolutely loved it. Hell, I loved law school, which is weird. But after 25 years, most[...]

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The Friday Five

Take Five for You

By | Nov.02.12 | 1 Comment

The life of a lawyer, especially a solo or small firm practitioner, is often stressful. Stress itself is not necessarily a bad thing. Our body’s reaction to stress actually hel[...]

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