Giving Thanks for the Journey

November 25, 2020

It’s been a tough year – but as I wrote last year, there’s much to be thankful for. Whether this year has been a long and winding road or smooth sailing, or something in between, we can give thanks just to be here for the ride. Despite the best laid plans, starting a law firm…

Make Money Mondays: Big Returns from Election Returns

November 2, 2020

With a presidential Election Day less than 24-hours away, the entire country is on edge, awaiting results.  But it’s not just the inside-the-Beltway crowd here in my area who will be impacted by the outcome. …

It’s Never Too Late to Start a Law Firm

October 30, 2020

Last week, the New York Times reported that since May, there’s been a rise in new business start ups by Americans between the age of 55 and 64 — who were already starting new businesses…

Ten Steps to Reimagining the Legal Conference by Hosting A Virtual Pop Up Event

October 9, 2020

Just a short two months ago, I was a virtual venue virgin.  What I mean is that despite the world moving online in the wake of the pandemic, I had yet to attend an event…

Don’t Be Your Own Glass Ceiling

September 28, 2020

This recent article highlights some great advice by More Than A Woman author Caitlin Moran: if you want a career and kids, then don’t marry a glass ceiling.  Moran cautions that for women balancing parenting…

Make Money Mondays: Don’t Transact – Transform

September 21, 2020

On at least one level, most legal services are transactional.  Lawyers enter into representation agreements with clients to perform a service: drafting an estate plan, representation in a DUI case, negotiating separation terms and a…

The One Law Firm Where There Is NO Partner Pay Gap: The Law Firm of You

September 16, 2020

Yesterday, the ABA Journal reported that the pay gap between male and female partners at big law continues to widen. According to the article, in 2010, female partners earned 24 percent less than their male…

Networking in Person in the Time of Corona

September 9, 2020

Although I co-authored Social Media for Lawyers a decade ago, I never expected that online connections would wholesale replace in-person professional networking. Instead, online networking as a springboard to a relationship that would ultimately solidify…