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Karen Thalacker

About Karen Thalacker

Karen is a graduate of Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, and Drake University Law School in Des Moines, IA. She began her legal career as a prosecutor before entering private practice. For over 20 years, her practice has focused on family law and general practice. Karen is trained in Collaborative Law and also acts as a parenting coordinator for high conflict parents. Since 2009, Karen has served as a judicial magistrate in Iowa. She is also the Chief Compliance Officer and pre-law advisor at Wartburg College. Karen is the author of “The New Lawyer’s Handbook: 101 Things They Don’t Teach You in Law School” and also two knitting books for children. Her commentaries and guest opinions have appeared in the Huffington Post and the Des Moines Register. She and her husband Pete have 4 children.

Fridays = Freedom to Recharge

Use your Fridays wisely to plan ahead and enjoy your time away from the office without stressing about things left undone over the weekend. Transcript KAREN: How many lawyers do you know who leave the office on Friday afternoon and spend the whole weekend worrying about work? You need some time to relax and recharge [...]

It’s 2018: Three Resolutions for your Consideration

The start of a new year is the perfect time to make some resolutions for your law practice. Karen poses three resolutions you might consider heading into 2018. Transcript: 2018 is here and everyone is making New Year’s Resolutions for their personal life.  Let’s make some New Year’s Resolutions for your law practice too.  Here [...]

Be Nice: Lawyer to Lawyer Communication

We all know that clients can be difficult at times.  But do lawyers have to be difficult too?  Here are a few reminders about what not to do when communicating with another lawyer. Transcript: Being a lawyer is a tough job.  Your client can be difficult.  The other side’s client can be difficult. The one [...]