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Ruth Carter is a lawyer, writer and speaker. She is Of Counsel with Venjuris, focusing her practice on intellectual property, social media, First Amendment and flash mob law. Named an ABA Journal 2012 Legal Rebel, Ruth is author of the ABA book “The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers,” as well as “Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights, No Pants Rides, and Other Shenanigans.” In “Nothing But the Ruth,” she writes about the lessons she’s learning while building her practice. She blogs at UndeniableRuth.com. Follow her on Twitter @rbcarter.

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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 »


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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 »


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Your Network Is Your Net Worth

By | Feb.08.17 | No Comments

On a recent call with my business mastermind group, one member shared how quickly he was able to overcome a challenge in his company by tapping into his network for suggestions. He summed up the …Continue reading »


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Even Lawyers Need to Play

By | Jan.18.17 | No Comments

Captain Kirk, in a TV episode of "Star Trek," says, “The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” Playing is not something I do easily or often. Even in …Continue reading »


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How to Beat Blogger’s Block

By | Dec.20.16 | No Comments

Today the "Merry Marketing Marathon" continues with a powerful answer to bloggers' biggest question: "What should I write about today?" Recently I stumbled on a simple way to alleviate this problem. I started a Word document that lives on …Continue reading »


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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 »


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Coping With Stress: Trudging Through the Drudgery

By | Nov.17.16 | No Comments

“How do you cope with stress?” That was this month’s question from my Attorney at Work editors. At first, I laughed at the question, but the gentlest response I can give is, “Not gracefully.” I’ve been open …Continue reading »


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Take It to the Wall: Be Organized

By | Oct.19.16 | 3 Comments

“My life sucks.” That’s what I said during the weekly video call with my mastermind group a few weeks ago. My life is actually awesome, but it’s challenging with the amount of work I’ve heaped on my …Continue reading »


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Blogging Advice from the Experts

By | Sep.21.16 | No Comments

I'm just back from Content Marketing World — a weeklong conference featuring hundreds of leading experts in social media marketing and blogging. I was there to speak on social media law and to learn how to be more …Continue reading »