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The Great Email Clean Out 2015

By | Jul.14.15 | 2 Comments

One of the downsides of traveling is that email keeps coming in while you’re gone. Although I had an awesome time doing The Undeniable Tour earlier this year and speaking at the Ungagged conference in London, my inbox turned …Continue reading »


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The Undeniable Tour: Lessons from the Road

By | Jun.16.15 | No Comments

I did a speaking tour this spring that I called “The Undeniable Tour.” It involved a two-week road trip from San Diego to Seattle with five speaking engagements along the way at law schools and bar …Continue reading »


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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 | 1 Comment

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 | 2 Comments

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 | 4 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 »