Communicating


The Friday Five

Words for Friends: 5 Ways to Grab Attention Online

By | Oct.10.14 | No Comments

If you want people to notice you online, it doesn’t take a marketing genius to know it’s all about the visuals — a photo, infographic or video will out-pull your wall of words every time. (A photo of you will help, too.) We’re not …Continue reading »


Lawyering Skills

The Ultimate Answer to Tough Questions

By | Oct.07.14 | 2 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 or …Continue reading »



The Friday Five

Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off

By | Sep.19.14 | No Comments

Let’s say you’ve been invited to speak at the annual meeting of a group of not-for-profits next month. Specifically, they want to know what, if anything, they should be worrying about relative to your specialty …Continue reading »


Client Service

Think Like a Client: Mind the Gap

By | Sep.16.14 | No Comments

“That’s why we have lawyers. They study a language for three years, and they learn it, and it’s a language that if a normal person read it, they’d have a stroke.”  — Lewis Black on reading your …Continue reading »


Get to the Point

Three Tips for Better Client Status Reports

By | Sep.09.14 | 1 Comment

Ethics rules require you to keep your client informed (see ABA Rule of Professional Conduct 1.4). The client’s guidelines may require interval and event reporting. But sometimes it feels like nobody on the other end is reading …Continue reading »