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How Failing to Plan for One’s Retirement Can Become A De Facto Plan to Fail

In light of my 60th birthday celebration soon becoming a memory, my wife and I have been spending a fair amount of time of late reviewing our investments, finalizing our estate plan, and discussing various options should our life together ever take some unanticipated turns. We’re doing this because we recognize that a job loss, [...]

The Stories You Get to Tell

When someone asks you questions, you have a wonderful opportunity to share a bit of your story. As a leader – defined as someone who influences the mindset and engagement of people around you at work AND in life – make sure you’re ready for the next opportunity to share “you” with those who ask [...]

By |2019-07-11T15:45:03-07:00July 11th, 2019|Managing Your Practice|0 Comments

Why You Want To Have Cyber Liability Insurance

An attorney’s decision to use a computer tablet, a cloud based service such as Dropbox, a smart phone, a Wi-Fi network, or even basic email in the furtherance of delivering legal services is not in and of itself unethical nor a poor business decision. The real concern is with what the attorneys who use such [...]

Comments on Appearance

“You look great today!” “Love your outfit!” “Have you lost weight?” We’ve all heard comments like this in the office and in the courtroom. Even if you’re well-intentioned, giving compliments like this may not be okay.  Here are 3 reasons why you shouldn’t comment on someone’s appearance in a professional setting. The person may view [...]

What Gives You the Right to Judge Yourself?

Do you ever think things should be different than they are? It's possible that as you look around at the people you work, live, and love with that you think "I could/should be doing more." And, you're right — the way your brain works, you can think of proof that you're not doing enough, you [...]

By |2019-06-20T11:11:40-07:00June 20th, 2019|Managing Your Practice|0 Comments

Task Batching: How to Manage Hundreds of Emails Every Day

I could hear it in his voice — the frustration over trying to figure out how to deal with a never-ending flow of email was palpable. Unfortunately, before I could share a few thoughts, the elevator door opened and I had to walk away. If only I could have had a little more time. That’s [...]

Stay Out of the Sand Traps: Common Malpractice Mistakes

We are all human (although non-lawyers may question from time to time whether lawyers are an entirely different species) and even the best lawyers make mistakes. With a little preparation and attention to detail, however, we can minimize the pitfalls that surround the practice of law. In doing so, we can also make our practices [...]

How to Create a Data Security Plan

The belief that a computer or network breach is a 'when,' not an 'if' is practically dogma now. Given this reality, every law practice, regardless of size, should have a data security plan in place. Yes, I recognize this task can seem daunting — particularly if you have no idea where to start — but [...]

Cyber Crime: Why Your Ignorance is Their Power

Few law firms seem to fully appreciate the level of risk that attorneys and staff truly represent. Of course, the ultimate goal is to avoid having to deal with a cyber breach at all because, as stated above, actions that seek to prevent a breach are going to be easier and less stressful than any [...]