Daily Dispatch

The Fit Friday Five

Five Fitness Trends in 2016: Keep Them or Let Them Go?

By | Oct.21.16 | No Comments

Now that we are in the fourth quarter of 2016, we can look back and assess some of the year’s health and fitness trends. Which ones have real staying power? There are always many predictions for …Continue reading »

QuickBooks Tip

What’s in Your Law Firm’s Profit & Loss Statement?

By | Oct.20.16 | No Comments

Most small and solo law firms are working with financial statements that don’t give them the information they need to make informed business decisions. To illustrate what I mean, I’ve created a sample P&L for …Continue reading »

Nothing But The Ruth!

Take It to the Wall: Be Organized

By | Oct.19.16 | No 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 »

Getting Clients

Getting the Right Clients

By | Oct.18.16 | No Comments

Next month, Merrilyn Astin Tarlton’s new book hits the streets, and we couldn’t be more excited. “Getting Clients: For Lawyers Starting Out or Starting Over” is the best response yet to that age-old plea, “Tell me how …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

Five Legal Marketing Trends to Watch

By | Oct.14.16 | No Comments

The Legal Marketing Technology Conference West in San Francisco, produced by the Legal Marketing Association and its Bay Area Chapter, is a forum for product debuts and first looks at new ways of doing business. …Continue reading »

Productivity Tools

Five Tech Tools to Add More Hours to a Lawyer’s Day

By | Oct.13.16 | No Comments

Technology continues to raise clients’ expectations. They want improved performance, better communication, accurate billing and quicker results. Lawyers will fail to keep up with those expectations if they refuse to incorporate the necessary technology into …Continue reading »

Client Relationships

Email Is a Second-Class Form of Communication

By | Oct.12.16 | No Comments

Email may be good for maintaining a relationship, but it is not good for building one. Both email and texting are fast, convenient and essentially allow nonstop 24/7 communication. The downside is they are easily misinterpreted …Continue reading »

Writing Right

What Broadway’s Hamilton Teaches about Legal Interpretation

By | Oct.11.16 | No Comments

Comma placement matters. Broadway musical Hamilton’s Angelica Schuyler sings in “Take a Break”: In a letter I received from you two weeks ago I noticed a comma in the middle of a phrase It changed the meaning. Did …Continue reading »


Pull It Together: Defining Projects and Next Action Items

By | Oct.10.16 | No Comments

You spend the whole day in court, or in meetings and conferences with clients. And what do you have to show for it? A legal pad filled with scribbles, a few random thoughts on sticky …Continue reading »