Law Practice


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 | 1 Comment

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 | 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 »