Professionalism


Nothing But the Ruth!

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 »


Happy Thanksgiving

Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think!

By | Nov.26.14 | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to take a step back and reflect on what we have to be thankful for. For busy lawyers, taking the time to do this doesn’t come naturally. So I’m going …Continue reading »


HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing for Lawyers

By | Nov.25.14 | No Comments

Cloud-based file-sharing services like Dropbox, Box and Google Drive may help streamline the way we store and share sensitive documents, but they require an additional layer of security to ensure that confidential files stay safe. Recently, I …Continue reading »


New Guidance for Lawyers on the Ethics of Social Media Use

By | Oct.23.14 | No Comments

Do you need advice about the ethics issues involved in social networking? Chances are your questions will be answered by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s recent Formal Opinion 2014-300. The 18-page opinion addresses issues that are …Continue reading »


On Balance

You’re Not Hired! Rules of Non-Engagement (Letters)

By | Oct.20.14 | No Comments

When you speak to potential clients, your goal is to hear them say, “You’re hired!” — or words to that effect. Then out goes the engagement letter, in comes the retainer and off to work …Continue reading »


Curmudgeon's Perspective

Not My First Time at the Fashion Rodeo

By | Oct.15.14 | 1 Comment

I’ve been through a few fashion trends and I appreciate others’ perspectives on style. In our profession, it’s important to look … professional. Looking good can help bolster your self-confidence and can certainly affect how others see you. …Continue reading »