Labor Day and the equinox signalling the beginning of Fall have come and gone. For those of us who grew up with four seasons that meant that the weather was cooling off, school had started and we had a bag full of new school supplies. Of course, in Arizona we haven't quite cooled down (or not... Continue Reading →
Please check out my most recent article for Law Practice Today, the ABA Law Practice Division's web-zine. There is still time to refresh, and it's more important than ever to take care of yourself so you can take care of your clients and your loved ones.
It's June and the clock is ticking. It's almost convention time again for the State Bar of Arizona! Maybe you are wondering "why should I go to the Bar convention?" After all, it's June, it's hot (at least it is in Central and Southern Arizona - no gloating from you Northern Arizona lawyers!), and maybe... Continue Reading →
Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us, so it's time to start thinking about vacation, if you haven't already done so. (As an aside, if you are wondering what vacations have to do with practice management, please see prior posts on lawyer wellness and think about how much you really need a break!!) A few... Continue Reading →
Check out this article for some practical tips to help you balance your professional and personal lives.
We all know that we can't use "password" or "12345" as our passwords. Well, we have all heard that, but do we really KNOW it? Have we abandoned using real names, real places and other easily hacked passwords? It seems that every day brings news of a new data breach. Millions of users account information,... Continue Reading →
There's been a lot of press lately on technology addiction. Just one internet search on "technology addiction" brought up hundreds of articles and blogs on technology addiction. Oh no, it can't be that our (beloved, essential, "can't live without them," "turn the car around, I forgot my cell phone") devices are the new problem!?! Yes,... Continue Reading →
Networking takes time, effort, force of personality and endurance. For lawyers who are shy or quiet by nature, it can be painful and exhausting. Even for those of us who consider ourselves extroverted networking takes a deliberate effort. A recent event for an affinity bar association presented a great networking opportunity for the lawyers in attendance,... Continue Reading →
We are frequently asked "how long do I have to keep files?" Or even more common, and sometimes more problematic, "I'm retiring and I have (a ton of) case files from old cases, they are closed, can I destroy them?" How long you have to keep case files may depend on your practice area, and... Continue Reading →