Decades ago, I attended a lecture series at the National Institute of Health down the street from my house, where the now ubiquitous Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease  was one of the speakers. Truth be told, I hardly remember the topic of Fauci’s talk, nor could I…

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As law firm owners and entrepreneurs, all of us are living under a cloud of unprecedented uncertainty and financial hardship.  It’s stressful and scary and if you were to claim otherwise, I’d question your sanity. In the days and months to come, there will be time — plenty of it — to reposition your firm,…

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Since time immemorial, law practice management advisors and business consultants and coaching programs have drummed into law firm owners’ heads the importance of valuing our services. Capturing every last little second of billable time for phone calls and emails by invoicing early and often and accepting electronic payments. Walking the fine line between putting clients…

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Back when I started my law firm as a green twenty-something five years out of law school, I invited a partner to lunch who worked at a law firm where I’d coveted a job. Of course, when I was out pounding the pavement for work just a few months before, I’d never have had the…

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Advice on starting a law firm abounds. All across the web – here, here , here  or here, you can find all kinds of tips and suggestions and plans on getting started. Have at it. But for today, let’s focus on a different topic: what NOT to do when you start a law firm. 1.…

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Five years ago, life irrevocably changed when I learned that my beloved husband  was diagnosed with brain cancer.  In the few seconds that it took the doctor to convey the news, my optimistic plans for my empty-nest future with my husband — working on law-tech projects together (there wasn’t a computer language that my husband…

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Every day, there’s one article or another about big problems with the legal profession.  Depression is rampant and young lawyers are stressed.  Access to justice remains a problem – one that’s heightened in rural areas where clients must often travel hundreds of miles to meet a lawyer.  And students still graduate from law school with six figure debt…

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