Surrender to the System to Save Your Sanity

February 24, 2021

At least fifteen years ago (maybe more), my husband bought a Garmin GPS navigational system for our car. Though I dutifully punched my destination into our new toy, I found myself deviating every time my printed-out Mapquest instructions or my own instinct conflicted and sent me on another route. As an end result of trying…

Make Money Monday: One Minute Marketing

February 22, 2021

A lawyer colleague and Facebook friend recently posted a simple request: he asked whether we were aware that his firm handled employment and injury cases.  At least half of the 40 respondents (myself included) knew…

To Advance Diversity in Law Firms, Stop Bemoaning And Start Owning

February 19, 2021

Earlier this month, the ABA Commission on racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession released the ABA’s first ever Report ever on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. After presumably thousands of dollars and…

Lawyers and Judge Handle Zoom CATastrophe PURRfectly

February 16, 2021

A cat may have nine lives…but a video of a lawyer appearing as a cat at a virtual court hearing is trending towards nine million views.  If you’re not already fur-miliar with what happened, here’s…

The Remote Versus Physical Office Debate Revisited, Post-Pandemic

February 12, 2021

Once upon a time, the biggest question that a starting solo confronted was whether to work remotely from a home office or from a physical office. Indeed, I devoted long blog posts here and here…

My Mixed Review on the ABA Ethics Opinion on Responding to Negative Reviews

January 22, 2021

 More than a decade after clients started leaving attorney reviews online, the ABA has now steps in to offer ethical guidance on Responding to Online Criticism, Formal Opinion 496.   As with a majority of…

Inaugural Practices

January 21, 2021

Yesterday, I took a long break to witness the historic inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. There’s much to celebrate and learn from our new leaders including how men and women…

Clubhouse for Lawyers: Something to Talk About

January 15, 2021

Ever since 2010 when Nicole Black and I published the book Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier, social media for lawyers in some ways has become a victim of its own success. What I…