Law Practice


DEPOSITION PREPARATION

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 »


ASK THE EXPERTS AT 2CIVILITY.ORG

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

By | Jan.23.18 | No Comments

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 | No Comments

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 »


Nothing But the Ruth!

Attorney Safety: Interview with Stephen Kelson

By | Aug.17.17 | No 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 | No Comments

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 »


NOthing But the Ruth!

Once More Unto the Breach: Taking a Second Bar Exam

By | Apr.11.17 | No Comments

Last month I signed up to take the California bar exam in July. (I am fully aware that I might be insane.) I have had to decline too many opportunities to help potential clients in …Continue reading »


Make It Stop

How to Not Talk Politics and Survive

By | Feb.09.17 | No Comments

You may have noticed our current political landscape is a wee bit volatile. You can barely mention the weather without someone blaming their least favorite politician in a detailed, increasingly explosive all-capped scree about why …Continue reading »