Law Practice


Lawyers with ADD: A Problem or an Advantage?

By | Feb.19.18 | No Comments

In my work as a psychologist, most lawyers and law students who talk to me about their attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are typically under a fair amount of stress due to their symptoms. …Continue reading »


How to Calm Clients’ Anxiety About Testifying

By | Jan.31.18 | No Comments

Imagine this scenario: Your client is about to be deposed in a case with significant damages at stake. Knowing what hangs in the balance, you spend hours preparing the client. This involves an extensive review …Continue reading »

Getting Ahead

Prepare Yourself for a Happy Retirement

By | Jan.30.18 | No Comments

Thinking about your retirement? If you are in your 60s or older, you should be. Even if you are in your 50s, it’s a good idea. In fact, whether it’s far in the future or …Continue reading »


Is Jury Research on Social Media an Ethics Risk or a Competency Requirement?

By | Jan.23.18 | 1 Comment

QUESTION: During a recent jury trial, counsel was provided with completed jury questionnaires including names, ages, home addresses and places of employment. In addition to using traditional research techniques found in public records, to what extent …Continue reading »

Work and Play

Gird Yourself for the Holiday Season!

By | Nov.22.17 | No Comments

The winter holidays draw nigh. The time has come to gird your loins and make provision for the breathless marathon ahead. To that end, we dedicate this post to the proposition that, “He who is …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

Five Ways to Manage Difficult Transitions

By | Oct.20.17 | 1 Comment

Change is exciting … and overwhelming. When faced with change, you must manage all the transitions that flow from it. You can feel adrift, and sometimes alone, as you re-evaluate your circumstances, or decisions, or …Continue reading »

The Analog Attorney

Boost Productivity by Slowing Down a Little

By | Oct.04.17 | 1 Comment

You’re an unstoppable legal machine. You churn through a hundred pages of briefs and legal research every day. You’re running two phones, a tablet, a laptop and a portable fax machine off a light pole …Continue reading »

Nothing But the Ruth!

Attorney Safety: Interview with Stephen Kelson

By | Aug.17.17 | 2 Comments

Earlier this year, I shared statistics about threats of violence made against attorneys. Stephen Kelson, a shareholder at Christensen & Jensen PC in Salt Lake City, focuses on commercial litigation, personal injury and mediation, but …Continue reading »

Nothing But the Ruth!

Lawyer Safety: Are You Prepared?

By | May.09.17 | 1 Comment

Lawyer safety is not a new concern for me. In 2013, I was a few blocks away when fellow Arizona attorney Mark Hummels was shot and killed by the opposing party in a meeting with …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

Five Bespoke Handbags that Scream Power Player

By | May.05.17 | No Comments

A brilliantly designed handbag is a shield, a satchel and a work of art. When you walk into a meeting and set it on the table, a gorgeously appointed bespoke purse speaks in a strong, proud …Continue reading »