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Nothing But the Ruth!

Blogging for the Long Haul

By | May.11.15 | 1 Comment

“I’ve got to start a blog.” Those words came out of our new associate’s mouth as he walked into my office a few weeks ago. He had watched me open six new client files over the …Continue reading »


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Have You Reddit?

By | Apr.13.15 | No Comments

If you are proficient in social media basics and looking for a new online community, I recommend checking out Reddit. Reddit is a social media community made up of thousands of bulletin boards — called “subreddits” — on …Continue reading »


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Is Paternity Leave for Lawyers an Oxymoron?

By | Mar.09.15 | No Comments

Recently I attended the Dad 2.0 Summit, a conference for men who blog about fatherhood. I didn’t realize there was such a strong community among dad bloggers. They are active parents and exceptionally genuine about …Continue reading »


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Giving Up Solo Practice for Firm Life

By | Feb.11.15 | No Comments

I shocked my contacts at the beginning of the year when I announced that I joined another law firm. (I know, I never thought it would happen either.) I am now of counsel at an IP …Continue reading »


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Fight the Lawyer Stereotype

By | Jan.14.15 | 3 Comments

Talk of New Year’s resolutions has inspired me to think about lawyer stereotypes and what we should be doing to combat them. If the legal industry had a resolution, I hope it would be to work on …Continue reading »


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Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate

By | Dec.17.14 | 1 Comment

Forgive me, but I’m going to jump on my soapbox today. I’m a licensed attorney in Arizona and we have a mandatory bar, so all of us have to pay to play. In 2014, I paid …Continue reading »


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Solo Anxiety: It All Works Out in the End

By | Nov.12.14 | 2 Comments

One of the biggest challenges a solo practitioner has is managing the anxiety of not having a guaranteed steady income or client work. I’ve had open client files all year, but there are definitely lulls in …Continue reading »


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Boldly Go Where No Firm Has Gone Before — With Your Holiday Card

By | Oct.09.14 | 3 Comments

A holiday card catalog arrived in the mail a few weeks ago. I’m mostly a holiday purist who believes that you shouldn’t start celebrating the December holidays until after Thanksgiving. However, there are exceptions when …Continue reading »


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Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A

By | Sep.18.14 | No Comments

The suicide of actor Robin Williams made many, including me, reflect on how problems related to depression and substance abuse can lead to desperate, irrational actions. Lawyers in general tend to be more susceptible to problems …Continue reading »


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How to Suck at Networking

By | Aug.18.14 | 3 Comments

If you’re a law firm owner or partner, you know the drill — when you’re not working in your business, you should be working on your business. For most of us, that includes a lot …Continue reading »