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Young Associates

Think Big, Act Small: The Cure for What Ails a Struggling Associate

By | Sep.20.17 | No Comments

When I was practicing law at a large firm, the associate annual review period was always an interesting time around the office. This may not be true at all firms, and perhaps there’s more frequent …Continue reading »


Well Said!

Magic Business Development Pill for Lawyers

By | Sep.19.17 | No Comments

A number of years ago, a good friend shared what he considers the “magic business development pill.” It’s simple. There are only two ingredients: 1) Make your conversation all about the client (or potential client) and …Continue reading »


Getting Clients

Six Ways to Make Clients Happy to Pay Your Bills

By | Sep.18.17 | No Comments

No one likes to pay bills. Even when the service or product we are paying for was way more valuable than the actual dollar amount on the invoice, we humans just hate to see the …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Steps to Confront Burnout, Addiction and Depression

By | Sep.15.17 | No Comments

There’s no denying it: Lawyers have the highest behavioral impairment rate of any profession. Research has shown it. It is spotlighted in the media, as in a recent New York Times feature on a lawyer …Continue reading »


Google My Law Firm

Local Map Rankings: Has Your Law Firm Been Filtered?

By | Sep.14.17 | 1 Comment

Local map rankings are a big deal for law firms. If you’re an attorney with an unstaffed virtual office, share the same building with a law firm in the same practice area, or even have …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

Speaking and Lawyering: Balancing the Jobs

By | Sep.13.17 | No Comments

As a lawyer and businessperson, you have two jobs in one. Some of us, including me, add the job of professional speaker to our already teeming calendars. Maybe you’ve considered taking on some speaking jobs …Continue reading »


Get to the Point!

Don’t Be Tricked by These False Friends

By | Sep.11.17 | No Comments

Some words sound like they mean one thing when they actually mean something very different. Using one of these false friends incorrectly could cause you a problem. But It Sounded Right … The term “false friends” traditionally …Continue reading »


The Analog Attorney

Doodle to Boost Productivity

By | Sep.09.17 | 2 Comments

In the following, I hope to convince deeply professional, widely respected, well-educated, multi-degreed grown-ups to doodle. Doodling may be the very last activity you’d look to for improving your productivity, uncorking your creative genii and deepening …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Domo Arigato: How to Prepare for the Coming Robot Apocalypse

By | Sep.08.17 | No Comments

You’ll have heard by now that the robots are coming for you. First, they’ll take your job. Then, your home and family. Next, your car. And, just when you think it’s over, that’s when they …Continue reading »


Funding Your Law Firm

Seven Words to Learn Before You Apply for Your Next Loan

By | Sep.07.17 | No Comments

Growing law firms need cash, but cash can get tight. All firms should have access to reserve cash, such as a line of credit, but applying for a loan can be nerve-wracking — especially when …Continue reading »