Law Firm Culture


The New Lawyer

You Will Be Bullied — Be Prepared!

By | Dec.10.14 | No Comments

It’s probably a good thing that it happened to me right away. About two weeks into my legal career, I had my first encounter with a bully lawyer. I was working at the Chicago office of …Continue reading »


Gender Bias: Time to Leave Your Law Firm?

By | Nov.20.14 | No Comments

Question: I’m a young female lawyer working in a midsize law firm. It’s fairly obvious that women are treated as second-class citizens around here. Are there ways that you have seen to effectively battle this …Continue reading »


Ask the Experts

What ‘Creative Perks’ Boost Morale?

By | Nov.05.14 | No Comments

Question: For a smaller firm without a huge budget, what kinds of “creative perks” could we offer employees to show appreciation, to help boost morale and motivation? Lori Ann DeMayo: As a small firm, we are always …Continue reading »


Ask the Experts

Law Firm Dress Code Too Much Trouble?

By | Jun.09.14 | 1 Comment

Question: With the warm weather, the annual “what to wear” debate is underway at our firm — and it’s probably time to update and enforce a dress code policy. Do most law firms have a dress …Continue reading »


The Virtual Law Office

Avoiding Isolation in a Virtual Law Practice

By | Jun.05.14 | 1 Comment

You may have contemplated joining a virtual law firm at some point, or creating your own virtual practice. Aside from the initial technological hurdle, a virtual practice can be an easy and welcome new reality. The joy of …Continue reading »


Be Thankful!

Law Firm Size? Grow Where You’re Planted

By | Nov.27.13 | 1 Comment

There are oh-so-many things to be grumpy about. We could start with politics. Or the traffic. Or even the coming holidays. But let’s not, eh? Being grumpy is just too easy. Instead, let’s shoot for the flip …Continue reading »