The Court's Secret Music

Speaking Lessons from the Supreme Court

By | Sep.02.15 | No Comments

Although it isn’t something I freely admit to my friends outside the legal world, I can share with you how much fun I routinely have on, the Supreme Court media site. ( is part …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 »

Easy as 1-2-3

Beware the 4 Most Dangerous Outlook Features

By | Jul.29.15 | No Comments

Lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous features that could jeopardize your law practice. Here are four that trip up even seasoned Microsoft Outlook users. 1. Auto-Complete You probably use the Auto-Complete feature every day, …Continue reading »

Easy as 1-2-3

The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Questions

By | Jul.27.15 | No Comments

I still remember my first day in torts class. Old man river, my respectable professor, called on me to analyze an opinion from some archaic case. “Ms. (unfortunately easy-to-pronounce maiden name), is this paragraph law …Continue reading »

Get to the Point!

This Post Comprises Further Help for Your Systemic Writing Errors

By | Jul.15.15 | 1 Comment

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 »

Website Marketing

Three Need-To-Knows About Website Legal Agreements

By | Jun.30.15 | No Comments

If you have clients that do business online, you most likely have been called upon to prepare various website legal agreements. Depending on the website, you may be drafting Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, or …Continue reading »

Give Your Client a Hand

It’s Complicated: Respect Client Schedules and Language Needs

By | Jun.29.15 | 1 Comment

In “Accommodating Clients with Special Needs,” we talked about steps you can take to provide superior service to older adults and people with disabilities. But “special needs” can also apply to clients who are full-time caregivers or busy working …Continue reading »

Digital Dictation Tips

Be More Productive with Digital Dictation 

By | Jun.17.15 | No Comments

In “Getting Things Done,” productivity guru David Allen says dictation is one way to get what’s in your head out, and make it useable. I agree. Dictation can help get more stuff done with less effort. …Continue reading »

Give Your Client a Hand

Accommodating Clients with Special Needs

By | Jun.15.15 | 3 Comments

When setting up your office and your office procedures, you need to focus on creating a good experience for your clients. You create that good experience by showing your competence and respect for them, and by …Continue reading »