Law Practice


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 | 7 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 »


Nothing But the Ruth!

What’s Your Word for 2017?

By | Dec.14.16 | 3 Comments

A few weeks ago, a member of my business mastermind group posed a simple but profound question: What word encapsulates your hopes, goals and feelings for 2017? It’s a challenging question. As an entrepreneur, December is …Continue reading »


Communicating

How to Sound Like a Winning Lawyer

By | Nov.16.16 | No Comments

Last night while making dinner, I was listening to a political documentary playing in the background. One expert after another chimed in with comments, offered deep thoughts, gave opinions — all interesting and enlightening. And then this …Continue reading »


Power User Tips

Three Microsoft Word Ninja Features

By | Nov.10.16 | 3 Comments

Microsoft Word is a complex application, so much so that most of us use only a fraction of its capabilities. But you don’t have to spend all your waking hours becoming a bona fide Word …Continue reading »


Productivity

Pull It Together: Defining Projects and Next Action Items

By | Oct.10.16 | No Comments

You spend the whole day in court, or in meetings and conferences with clients. And what do you have to show for it? A legal pad filled with scribbles, a few random thoughts on sticky …Continue reading »


Futures Week

Where Will the Legal Jobs Be in 2026?

By | Sep.28.16 | 1 Comment

The theme of the College of Law Practice Management’s 2016 Futures Conference, “What will Law Look Like in 2026?” brought out some deeply interesting thoughts. We’ve asked four speakers to summarize their presentations for our …Continue reading »


Interview

Kimberley Chongyon Motley, Enterprising Lawyer

By | Sep.19.16 | No Comments

What is an “enterprising lawyer”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happy lawyers in the crowd — deeply invested in the power of the unique work they do. You probably …Continue reading »