Law Firm Culture


Practice Tips

Hot Topics at the ABA Solo and Small Firm Conference

By | Oct.25.12 | 2 Comments

Every year, the American Bar Association’s Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division hosts a conference jam-packed with programs covering the latest legal trends. We asked Houston solo practitioner Ashley Hallene, known for delivering hot practice …Continue reading »


a curmudgeon's perspective

Dress for Excess

By | Oct.23.12 | 1 Comment

The other day, Oriella, one of the young legal secretaries, wore these sandal-type shoes with long leather straps wrapping up to mid-calf. I thought they looked pretty, and a little sexy, and remarked on them …Continue reading »


Taking Care of Yourself

You’re Being Bullied: Now What?

By | Sep.19.12 | 2 Comments

Yes, a law firm can be a pretty difficult place to work. You’ve gathered together and granted power to people with expensive educations in … well, winning. And that can be less than conducive to productive …Continue reading »


Take Care of Yourself

Are You Being Bullied?

By | Aug.30.12 | 1 Comment

A law firm can be a pretty difficult place to work. You’ve gathered together and granted power to people with expensive educations in … well, winning. In all of its various manifestations. In fact, most …Continue reading »


Law Practice Management

Don’t Tolerate Jerks

By | Aug.15.12 | No Comments

News flash: Jerks, it seems, are everywhere. Yes, it’s true, including in law firms. The ABA Journal’s recent  “No Jerks” piece, as well as Bill Cobb and Terry Conner’s “Why Should We Tolerate ‘Jerks’ in Our Law …Continue reading »


Professionalism

The True Meaning of Partnership

By | Jun.27.12 | 2 Comments

When I began consulting, it was my plan to focus on working with corporations. But one of the first calls I received was from the managing partner of one of the international accounting firms. When I …Continue reading »