Daily Dispatch


Product Spotlight: Business Plan Workbook

Emotional Decision Making Is Hurting Your Law Firm and Your Life

By | Nov.17.16 | 1 Comment

Download the Business Plan Workbook. You know how when you feel like your back is up against the wall, you sometimes make decisions you’re not 100 percent happy with? The emotional pressure of a financial situation causes …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth!

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 »


Communicating

How to Sound Like a Winning Lawyer

By | Nov.16.16 | No Comments

Last night while making dinner, I was listening to a political documentary playing in the background. One expert after another chimed in with comments, offered deep thoughts, gave opinions — all interesting and enlightening. And then this …Continue reading »


One of a Kind

Do You Own Your Brand?

By | Nov.15.16 | 1 Comment

Let me start by saying that I’m not an intellectual property lawyer. But I am a lawyer and part owner of a marketing agency. And, while I no longer practice law, I can still spot …Continue reading »


Getting Clients

Have You Got What Clients Want?

By | Nov.14.16 | No Comments

You can read all the books and listen to all the podcasts about legal marketing … apply expert advice to your social media and blogging routine … study up on how to build your personal network, …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Easy Ways to Create a Healthy, Less-Stressed Workplace

By | Nov.11.16 | No Comments

Stress is a natural part of any good lawyer’s life. Recently, however, it’s been a bit much, no? Little wonder that soothing GIF that helps sync your breathing has gone viral again. And it actually works, for …Continue reading »


Power User Tips

Three Microsoft Word Ninja Features

By | Nov.10.16 | 3 Comments

Microsoft Word is a complex application, so much so that most of us use only a fraction of its capabilities. But you don’t have to spend all your waking hours becoming a bona fide Word …Continue reading »


Get to the Point

To Comma, Or Not to Comma: You May Be Getting It Wrong

By | Nov.09.16 | 2 Comments

Comma placement can cause a big effect in legal documents. (See “What Broadway’s Hamilton Teaches About Legal Interpretation.”) In particular, whether or not to place a comma before the word “and” frequently leads to errors. Use the …Continue reading »


On Balance

Creative Thinking About Your Practice Can Reduce Ethics Risk

By | Nov.08.16 | No Comments

Lately, thinking creatively about the practice of law has been a theme running through my professional life. While we are a relatively stodgy profession, many avenues for legal innovation exist. From applying new technology to …Continue reading »


Well Said!

A Baker’s Dozen ‘Seller’s Market’ Myths

By | Nov.07.16 | No Comments

Many refer to the 2008 economic meltdown as the “Great Reset.” For law firm business development, it’s healthy to embrace that as a literal expression. The law business was reset from a seller’s market, characterized …Continue reading »