Daily Dispatch


Content Under Pressure

Harnessing the Intuitive, Persuasive Power of Analogy

By | Sep.05.17 | No Comments

We all struggle with conveying complicated ideas, whether in spoken or written communication. The issue is particularly acute in the fields of law and medicine, where professionals work to explain issues and situations in which …Continue reading »



Friday Tech Tips

The Essential Cloud: Top Tools for Lawyers, New and Improved

By | Sep.01.17 | 1 Comment

It has been six years since I wrote my initial list of essential cloud tools for lawyers. Since that time, the cloud has become near-ubiquitous. Attorneys are comfortable with it. The smartphone era relies on it. We’re at …Continue reading »


DIFFERENTIATION STRATEGY

The Invisible Lawyer: Shed the Status

By | Aug.31.17 | No Comments

It’s the old “tree falling in the forest” conundrum. If a lawyer develops expertise, but no one knows about it … are they even an expert? “Becoming an expert” is a great differentiation strategy, but the …Continue reading »


Play to Win

Keep Your Law Practice Ahead of the Curve

By | Aug.30.17 | No Comments

Having worked with lawyers for decades now, I have seen many practices ebb and flow. Bond lawyers who were too busy to look up from their desks suddenly had no work. Bankruptcy lawyers who had …Continue reading »


YOUNG ASSOCIATES

How to Generate ROI as a Young Lawyer

By | Aug.29.17 | 1 Comment

Your law firm cares about your personal and professional growth. But make no mistake, the law is a business — often a cutthroat one. Your firm has made a big investment in you in terms …Continue reading »


2017 Futures Conference

Here Be Robots: How Will AI Change the Future of Law?

By | Aug.28.17 | 1 Comment

Given the nonstop, hyped-up headlines, you may worry about competing with a robot for your next job. Rather than fret, why not start investigating the ways artificial intelligence technology can give you an edge — …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Get On With Your Life

By | Aug.25.17 | No Comments

“This is the year.” He sounded casual enough, but I saw the inner force he hoped to screw to the sticking place. “This is the year I finally get out of here and start doing things …Continue reading »



Public Speaking

Need a Confidence Boost? Try This Before You Speak

By | Aug.23.17 | 1 Comment

When teaching speaking skills to lawyers, the first question is why participants are there. What do they want out of the session? The most common answer is they want to feel more confident. They want …Continue reading »