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Nothing But the Ruth!

How Do You Combat Mental Gremlins?

By | Feb.27.18 | 1 Comment

I have a group of mental gremlins that live in my head. Other people I know call their gremlins “the girls” or “the committee.” These are the voices in my head that tell me I suck …Continue reading »

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When to Raise Your Rates

By | Jan.15.18 | No Comments

How do you make more money? The two obvious ways are work more hours or charge more money. Toward the end of last year, I was debating whether I should raise my rates and, if so, …Continue reading »

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What’s Your Theme Word for 2018? Looking Back and Looking Ahead

By | Dec.28.17 | No Comments

This time last year, many of us were anxious for 2016 to end. But instead of smooth sailing ahead, I feel like the universe started 2017 by saying, “Hold my beer” and it has spun …Continue reading »

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Disrespectful Clients Don’t Get to Stay Clients

By | Nov.15.17 | No Comments

You know what feels good? Firing a client. My firm was hired to help a client with multiple applications for registering their intellectual property. We tell every client there’s no guarantee that we’ll be able to …Continue reading »

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What to Write? Ways to Find Ideas for Your Law Firm Blog

By | Oct.10.17 | No Comments

Figuring out what to write about on my blogs is a challenge I face every week, especially with our firm’s patent blog. (I practice intellectual property, but not patent law.) I worry that my posts won’t …Continue reading »

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Speaking and Lawyering: Balancing the Jobs

By | Sep.13.17 | No Comments

As a lawyer and businessperson, you have two jobs in one. Some of us, including me, add the job of professional speaker to our already teeming calendars. Maybe you’ve considered taking on some speaking jobs …Continue reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sabotaging Your Practice? Just Stop It!

By | Mar.08.17 | No Comments

Last month, I attended TBD Law, an invitation-only lawyer unconference. The purpose of the event was to take a step back and look at the future of law practice. For me, it was a chance …Continue reading »