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Why Do Experienced Women Lawyers Leave Biglaw? Why Do We Care?

November 15, 2019

Yesterday, the ABA released a report entitled Walking Out the Door: The Facts, Figures and Future of Experienced Women Lawyers in Private Practice.  Focused on the perspective of women with 15 years or more experience in the nation’s 350 largest firms, the report seeks to answer the question “why do experienced women lawyers leave biglaw.”…

Future Fridays: Killing Solo Softly: My Future is Now Talk

August 16, 2019

This past May, I had the honor of speaking at the highly-regarded  Future is Now Conference  which is sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. The conference talks were recently posted – and…

Can Lawyers Innovate If They Don’t Own It?

August 7, 2019

I came across this article from Fast Company about the  50 Best Workplaces for Innovators.  Unfortunately, the article simply lists the companies rather than describing what characteristics make them innovative. And so I got to…

Make Money Mondays: Act As If You Own The Place

August 5, 2019

Editor’s Note – Summer always has me reminiscing about vacations past – and one of my favorites was our family’s ten-day trip to London in the summer of 2008, where I returned with tons of…

We Don’t Have to Trash Law’s Past to Move Forward to the Future

August 2, 2019

As I reflect back on the four years since husband’s death, I realize that one of the toughest obstacles to moving forward was my belief that any new step – whether replacing the standard with…

Make Money Monday: Look Ahead Or Be Left Behind

July 29, 2019

Recently in one of my online lawyers groups, an attorney lamented that her state bar association had made self-help forms available for family law litigants at no cost and in addition, had started conducting free…

Solos & Smalls – Time to Weigh in On Changes to California

July 24, 2019

Last week, the State Bar of California released for public comment several proposals for regulatory reforms developed by the California Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services. Designed to spur innovation and expand…

Make Money Monday: Hold Your Own Prime Day

July 22, 2019

Last Monday and Tuesday, online behemoth Amazon held its fifth annual Prime Day, a shopping holiday  of a sort where Amazon offers exclusive bargains and deals to Amazon Prime customers. The benefits of Prime Day…