Do You Want to Share Your Value With Big Law Firms That Don’t Share Your Values?

August 20, 2021

Earlier this week, Law Students for Climate Accountability (LSCA) released this annual Law Firm Climate Change Scorecard for the Vault 100 Law Firms which contained some rather disturbing results.  The Scorecard concluded that “America’s most prestigious law firms have expanded their fossil fuel work,” thus “exacerbating climate change” at a time when concerns over global…

Everything That You Need To Know About Succeeding As An Associate, You Can Learn From Solo Practice

August 19, 2021

If you’ve just read this article’s title, you’re probably racking your brain trying to figure out what the heck a lowly solo practitioner like me can teach you about succeeding as a law firm associate.…

Law Firm Ownership and Diversity in the Legal Profession

August 18, 2021

Via Bob Ambrogi’s Law Sites Blog, I learned of yet another Captain Obvious study on diversity at biglaw.  Spoiler alert (NOT): there’s been little progress or improvement over the past seven years.   Though the…

Simone Biles and Getting to No

July 29, 2021

Earlier this week, Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast in history just said no to continuing in the team gymnastics competition and participating in the individual all-around at the Tokyo Olympics, citing mental health concerns. …

What If Today Were Your Last Day To….?

July 15, 2021

Seven years ago, I had my last real conversation with my beloved husband before the brain tumor that we would learn about ten days later wreaked havoc on his beautiful mind and eventually took his…

Biglaw is Designed By Men, For Men…So Why Not Start Your Own Firm?

July 14, 2021

Thirty-five year old sprinter Allyson Felix is the most decorated Olympian in track and field history.  Yet even Felix couldn’t outrun discrimination by her former sponsor Nike — which pressured her to return to form…

Make Money Monday: Be The Biggest in the World

July 12, 2021

Last month with the country reopening post-pandemic, on the eve of my 57th birthday, I embarked on a bucket-list trip to the Dakotas with Wyoming and Montana tossed in because why not?  Compared to the…

Make Money Monday: Take a Page Out of Legal Zoom’s IPO With Subscription

June 7, 2021

As the saying goes in real estate, house value is all about location, location, location. To paraphrase from Legal Zoom’s recent IPO filing, legal services value is all about subscription, subscription, subscription.  Driving that point…