Author Archives: Lila Shapiro-Cyr

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I’m out of the office

This post at The Juggle brought to the surface an issue to which I hadn’t previously given much thought, but should have. What are you trying to communicate in your out-of-office message? First, the basics: (1) For how long will ...

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Maternity work clothes 101

This blog post in The Juggle made me recall fondly my days of wearing maternity clothes. Ok, not so much. I’ve been through two pregnancies while working and lived through just about every season while having to wear those dreaded ...

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My one and only court appearance

When I was a young associate, the opportunity to represent an even younger art student in a pro bono case against her landlord presented itself. The landlord was withholding her security deposit alleging that she had caused damage to the apartment. She ...

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And she’s funny to boot

Elena Kagan is funny. At least “funnier” – compared with the other nominees I’ve seen grilled by the members of the Senate. If you have spent a little time watching the coverage of the hearings, I am sure you have ...

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Travel Tips

My work travel goes in waves. Sometimes I travel quite a bit (once a month or so) and sometimes it is less frequent than that. Over the years though, I’ve taken a lot of trips and built up a good deal of ”travel” ...

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The misuse of “Reply All”

I originally thought I would write this blog post about the overuse of the infamous “Reply All” feature.  We’ve all been party to one of those emails – someone says something rude about someone else on an original email chain ...

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