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On Balance by Megan Zavieh

CLE: Five Affordable Ways to Learn More About the Law

CLE can be an expensive chore. With a little extra effort you can find ways to make it affordable — and more fulfilling. Here's how.

Megan Zavieh - August 13, 2018
Nothing But the Ruth by Ruth Carter

Non-Binary Lawyering: What’s Courtroom Attire?

You may not realize how much of everyday life is focused on, or divided by, the idea that there are only two genders. This makes my life complicated.

Ruth Carter - August 9, 2018

Talking About Choices: Inoffensive Is Better Than Clever

Stay away from shortcut, cutesy or slang expressions about hot-button issues such as racism, sexual harassment or the Holocaust.

Theda C. Snyder - August 8, 2018

Don’t Drown in Sunk Costs When the Evidence Calls for a Change in Strategy

It might seem that sunk costs should not influence whether we continue investing in a project. And yet they do. Which brings me to content.

Susan Kostal - August 2, 2018

Service Delivery Takes Center Stage

On a tactical level, service delivery may be the best way to affect the client experience. It involves interacting, exchanging information and communicating with clients.

Sally J. Schmidt - July 30, 2018
House Stationery Is the New Black

House Stationery Is the New Black

Image is critical. You know this. It’s embedded in every design decision you make for your practice. You labored over your website. Your business cards are richly tactile, with serif small caps embossed on 100-grain paper. Your brochures are ...

Bull Garlington - July 29, 2018

Creating Purpose: What Are You Doing Today?

In his book “Make Today Count,” John C. Maxwell famously said that every person needs to strive to make that happen. It is a wonderful way to live if practiced correctly. Making today count requires discipline — it requires understanding and ...

Daniel Gold - July 26, 2018
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

When It’s Your Mental Health, the Bar Can Wait

Individuals preparing for bar admission may face a terrible predicament — weighing the need for mental health treatment against the likely difficulty imposed by the bar if they disclose treatment in their moral character application. This needs ...

Megan Zavieh - July 24, 2018
Well Said

No Need to Walk on Eggshells with Follow-up Emails

When sending a series of follow-up emails to prospects, many lawyers get anxious about how well they’re balancing persistence against the risk of being perceived as pushy and turning off the prospect. This is a legitimate concern. However, you ...

Mike O'Horo - July 23, 2018

Using Tech to Expand the Pro Bono Provider Pie

When the phrase “legal tech” comes to mind, it's usually associated with the tools that propel law firm operations, or even automating tasks otherwise performed by lawyers to reduce corporate legal spend. But what if legal tech ultimately shines ...

Susan Kostal - July 19, 2018