Daily Dispatch


Friday Fit Five

Compartmentalize and Integrate: Five Ways to Handle It ‘All’

By | Aug.18.17 | No Comments

I am a lawyer and a parent. I also try to have a social life, volunteer, take care of my pets, and run a household (not completely by myself, thank goodness). Recently, a friend — also …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

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 »


Online Marketing

Connecting the Dots to Boost Your Online Marketing Strategy

By | Aug.16.17 | No Comments

Effective marketing is an ongoing journey, especially because the whole landscape of online marketing is always in flux. Your law practice changes over time, and changes at Google, Facebook and other big sites affect your …Continue reading »


Innovation Lessons from Amazon

The ‘Day 1’ Law Firm: Adopt This Jeff Bezos Mantra to Grow Your Practice

By | Aug.15.17 | No Comments

Jeff Bezos has many powerful mantras for his business, but this is one of my favorites: It’s always “Day 1” at Amazon. What he means is that Amazon will never stop being a startup. It’s a …Continue reading »


Time Management

Regaining Command of Email

By | Aug.14.17 | No Comments

Email is the global de facto communication standard. Business use of email continues to grow. Email is also a hybrid form of communication — a written form used conversationally. This hybrid nature, coupled with habits …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Add These Five Super Marketing Steps to Your Plans

By | Aug.11.17 | 1 Comment

Celebrating its seventh year, the Super Marketing Conference in Boston, a collaboration between MassLOMAP, the ABA Law Practice Division and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, brought expert speakers from around the country to provide practical, hands-on advice to solo and small …Continue reading »


Productivity

Working With Multiple Monitors in Your Law Office

By | Aug.10.17 | 1 Comment

When I interview people via Skype, I explain that I have the Skype window on my notebook computer screen, which also holds an embedded camera. I take notes on another, external monitor and update information …Continue reading »


Critical Questions for Future Partners

Maybe You Should Pass Up That Partnership Offer (Really)

By | Aug.09.17 | No Comments

You’re in a small firm with one or more baby boomer senior partners, and they’ve just made you an offer of partnership. Congratulations. Maybe. Before you accept, there are lots of questions you should ask. Here …Continue reading »


On Balance

How to Handle a State Bar Letter Questioning Your Fitness to Practice

By | Aug.08.17 | No Comments

In my last column, I discussed how you can relocate to another state without sitting for another bar exam. One question that naturally stems from that discussion is what to do if you make a …Continue reading »


Get to the Point!

Contronyms: Context Controls Comprehension

By | Aug.07.17 | 1 Comment

Sanctions. That word has always troubled me. It’s a contronym, a word that has opposite meanings. Lawyers know that a motion for sanctions asks the court to penalize an adversary’s bad act. But other English speakers …Continue reading »