Balance


Nothing But the Ruth

Lawyers and Vacations: It’s a Necessity

By | May.17.18 | No Comments

I haven’t taken a vacation in over two years. In 2016, I took my dog Rosie to Flagstaff, Arizona, for a few days. We relaxed in front of the fire at our Airbnb and I …Continue reading »


Make Room for Joy

Busy Lawyers Must Learn to Say No

By | May.09.18 | No Comments

There’s a saying that goes, “If you want something done, ask the busiest person in the room.” Many of us have been that person at one time or another — or felt a pang of …Continue reading »


Struggle for Work-Life Balance, Part 3

Technology Can Be Your Ticket to a Profitable, Well-Balanced Law Practice (Or Not)

By | May.08.18 | No Comments

In “Why Lawyers Really Struggle for Work-Life Balance,” I listed six steps to building a practice that runs smoothly and allows you to have a life: 1) acquire better management skills; 2) implement better technology; 3) create …Continue reading »


The Satisfaction Dilemma

Confronting Lawyer Turnover in Law Firms

By | May.02.18 | No Comments

Turnover in law firms, especially with young lawyers, is at its highest level ever. Nothing law firms have done to date has reversed this trend and the damage to firms is almost unfathomable. Thanks to …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Traits of Great Lawyers

By | Apr.20.18 | No Comments

What makes a great lawyer? Is it intelligence, good people skills, effective writing? Of course, we must have a certain level of intelligence and motivation, along with experience and opportunities. But the truth is, the …Continue reading »


Work-Life Balance, Part 2

Lawyers’ Struggle for Work-Life Balance: Managing Your Business

By | Apr.03.18 | No Comments

In “Why Lawyers Really Struggle for Work-Life Balance,” I listed six steps to building a practice that runs smoothly and allows you to have a life: 1) acquire better management skills; 2) implement better technology; …Continue reading »


How to Have a Successful Firm and a Successful Life

Why Lawyers Really Struggle for Work-Life Balance

By | Feb.28.18 | No Comments

Link Christin recently posted a fine article titled “Shoot for a Realistic Work-Life Balance in 2018.” While he does a nice job presenting practical steps you can take right now, when many firms are “shifting away …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

How Do You Combat Mental Gremlins?

By | Feb.27.18 | No Comments

I have a group of mental gremlins that live in my head. Other people I know call their gremlins “the girls” or “the committee.” These are the voices in my head that tell me I suck …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Shoot for a Realistic Work-Life Balance in 2018

By | Jan.19.18 | No Comments

Now that you’ve survived — maybe even enjoyed — the rounds of law firm holiday parties, the slate is wiped clean for 2018. No doubt, resolutions and good intentions bubbled up with the start of …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Best Fit Tips to Take into the New Year

By | Dec.29.17 | No Comments

Now is the time that we reflect on our successes and failures of the past year — both professionally and personally — and plan for the upcoming year, setting goals for ourselves, our firms and …Continue reading »