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Attorney Safety: Interview with Stephen Kelson

By | Aug.17.17 | No Comments

Earlier this year, I shared statistics about threats of violence made against attorneys. Stephen Kelson, a shareholder at Christensen & Jensen PC in Salt Lake City, focuses on commercial litigation, personal injury and mediation, but …Continue reading »


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Lawyer Safety: Are You Prepared?

By | May.09.17 | No Comments

Lawyer safety is not a new concern for me. In 2013, I was a few blocks away when fellow Arizona attorney Mark Hummels was shot and killed by the opposing party in a meeting with …Continue reading »


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Once More Unto the Breach: Taking a Second Bar Exam

By | Apr.11.17 | 7 Comments

Last month I signed up to take the California bar exam in July. (I am fully aware that I might be insane.) I have had to decline too many opportunities to help potential clients in …Continue reading »


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Sabotaging Your Practice? Just Stop It!

By | Mar.08.17 | No Comments

Last month, I attended TBD Law, an invitation-only lawyer unconference. The purpose of the event was to take a step back and look at the future of law practice. For me, it was a chance …Continue reading »


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Your Network Is Your Net Worth

By | Feb.08.17 | No Comments

On a recent call with my business mastermind group, one member shared how quickly he was able to overcome a challenge in his company by tapping into his network for suggestions. He summed up the …Continue reading »


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Even Lawyers Need to Play

By | Jan.18.17 | No Comments

Captain Kirk, in a TV episode of “Star Trek,” says, “The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” Playing is not something I do easily or often. Even in …Continue reading »


Merry Digital Marketing Marathon

How to Beat Blogger’s Block

By | Dec.20.16 | No Comments

Today the “Merry Marketing Marathon” continues with a powerful answer to bloggers’ biggest question: “What should I write about today?” Recently I stumbled on a simple way to alleviate this problem. I started a Word document that lives on …Continue reading »


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What’s Your Word for 2017?

By | Dec.14.16 | 3 Comments

A few weeks ago, a member of my business mastermind group posed a simple but profound question: What word encapsulates your hopes, goals and feelings for 2017? It’s a challenging question. As an entrepreneur, December is …Continue reading »


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Coping With Stress: Trudging Through the Drudgery

By | Nov.17.16 | No Comments

“How do you cope with stress?” That was this month’s question from my Attorney at Work editors. At first, I laughed at the question, but the gentlest response I can give is, “Not gracefully.” I’ve been open …Continue reading »


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Take It to the Wall: Be Organized

By | Oct.19.16 | 3 Comments

“My life sucks.” That’s what I said during the weekly video call with my mastermind group a few weeks ago. My life is actually awesome, but it’s challenging with the amount of work I’ve heaped on my …Continue reading »