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Nothing But the Ruth

Business Group Memberships: Should You Renew?

Ah, spring is in the air! The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and I have just received annual invoices from the two business organizations to which I belong. Between the two, I just paid about $500 for the...

Ruth Carter - May 15, 2014
Nothing But the Ruth

Putting Your Personal Brand to the Test

Katy Goshtasbi provides an excellent yet simple definition of a personal brand: It’s what people say about you behind your back. Essentially, it’s your reputation. As people have become more active on ...

Ruth Carter - April 9, 2014
Nothing But the Ruth

Using Other Lawyers’ Content on Your Blog: Rein It In

When you like my blog work, I’m pleased. When you link to my site, I’m flattered. When you request a reprint, I’m delighted. When you rip off my work, even with an attribution, I get pissed! The ...

Ruth Carter - February 13, 2014
Nothing But the Ruth

What’s Your Law Firm’s Red Velvet Rope Policy?

When I hear the phrase “red velvet rope,” I picture a Studio 54-esque scene with a line of people outside of a nightclub who are either on the VIP list or hoping they’re hot enough to convince the ...

Ruth Carter - August 20, 2013
Nothing But the Ruth

Dogs in the Law Office

I love my dog, Rosie. One of the benefits of having a virtual law practice is I get to work from home a lot — and that means my six-year-old basset hound is never far away. I also take her on work-related ...

Ruth Carter - October 9, 2013
Nothing But the Ruth

The Lonely Side of Solo Practice

Working for yourself is awesome. Working by yourself is awesome, too. You get to set your own hours, you can wear whatever you want—and you get to run your business your way. But no one warns you when you open ...

Ruth Carter - March 5, 2013
Nothing But the Ruth

Business Development: Strategically Showing Up

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about the importance of showing up — how regular contact with people and building relationships keeps you top of mind so potential clients will call you when they need ...

Ruth Carter - November 6, 2013
Nothing But the Ruth

Why Do Lawyers Do It? The Benefits of Running

I’ve always been athletic, but I didn’t become a runner until law school. Since then, I’ve participated in a handful of races, including four half marathons. Beyond helping me maintain my physique, ...

Ruth Carter - June 10, 2013
Nothing But the Ruth

Gary Vaynerchuk: Find Your Social Media “Right Hook”

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with social media entrepreneur and best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk. If you haven’t read his book, The Thank You Economy, go read it. It’s fantastic. ...

Ruth Carter - February 12, 2013
Nothing But the Ruth

Going Brick-and-Mortar

Well, I took the plunge this past December and signed a lease for a brick-and-mortar office. I’d had a virtual office for almost two years, using a box at the UPS Store for my mailing address and meeting ...

Ruth Carter - January 13, 2014