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Expectations for Conclusion

At the end of a case emotions and expectations are both running high. Guest Blogger Karen Thalacker addresses the importance of preparing your client for what happens as the case winds down and a settlement is reached. Transcript:  As attorneys, we do our best to manage our clients’ expectations during a case.  But we may [...]

Bearer of Bad News

Sure, we wish that every day would result in good news delivered to a happy client. And we also know that just isn't realistic. Delivering that good news is rewarding for both you and your client. Reporting bad news can be devastating for your client and absolutely deflating to you as the attorney. However, there [...]

By |2019-03-05T11:02:23-06:00April 24th, 2018|Managing Your Practice, Women in Law|0 Comments

3 Things to Consider When Wearing Your Counselor Hat

Attorneys often wear many hats for their clients. In this short video, Guest Blogger Karen Thalacker looks at an attorney’s role as a counselor. She focuses on three things to consider when wearing your counselor hat. Transcript We answer to a variety of names.  Lawyer.  Attorney.  Advocate.  But there’s one name that sometimes gets overlooked [...]

By |2019-03-05T11:13:30-06:00March 29th, 2018|Managing Your Practice, Women in Law|0 Comments

Letting Go: When Clients Don’t Work Out

It's hard, but sometimes it's okay when a client says goodbye. Guest Blogger Karen Thalacker discusses when the relationship doesn't work out and how you can handle it with grace. Transcript:  Some attorneys call it “parting ways.”  Some attorneys call it “irreconcilable differences.”  But most attorneys just call it “getting fired.”  The first time it [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 7: We Can All Use A Champion

ALPS, a professional liability insurance provider, interviewed me about why it is so important for lawyers to find and to be champions. The discussion ranges from the need for more sponsorship of women in law firms to examining how solo attorneys can benefit from mentorship. Listen to the podcast and comment here on the blog, on our [...]

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 [...]

How Do I Tap My Network To Get Business

I recently received the following question and I thought you might relate to both the question and my answer: Question: “One of the things I am working on is asking "my people" for help. I realize that I have an amazing network! This "asking for help" and learning to "tap my network" is something that [...]

Meetups – The Solo’s Secret Weapon

If you haven't heard of Meetups you are missing out on a valuable opportunity to not just grow your practice, but enhance your life on many levels. Let's face it. No one really likes networking events. And more often than not, you are dressed uncomfortably, taking valuable time away from your family or more pleasurable [...]

Why Am I Getting Such Grief About Putting Testimonials On My Website?

Question: I recently finished a new website for my firm after working on it for months with my web developer. After getting pre-approval for the format and then resubmitting the "final" live site, I was disheartened to hear back from my state bar ad committee indicating that portions of the site violated ethical rules and [...]