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Jun 14, 2022

Sharing and learning from our stories

You may have other lawyers in your office or office space. Share your stories, the good plus the bad. It will make your job a lot easier.

May 24, 2022

Use the 3-day weekend to accomplish … nothing

Turn off work emails this weekend. In fact, hide your phone, even if only for a few hours. Don’t clean anything. Don’t write anything. Don’t do anything.

May 19, 2022

Asking for help? Here are some tips to do it right

I receive inquiries for help from outside of my law firm almost every single day. Mostly, inquiries about help finding a job, starting a firm, advice on a case, and advice on hiring and networking. I realized at some point that some of these inquiries are very easy to respond to, and I’m happy to […]

Nov 10, 2021

Here’s how to know if you’re ready to launch your own firm

No one ever feels ready, but here are some signs to help you know whether you might be ready to start your own firm.

Sep 22, 2021

What to ask as you look for that first law firm job

When a young lawyer is first looking for a job it’s hard to figure out what to prioritize in order to decide where to go.

Nov 19, 2018

Work on your business

Have you ever heard the phrase “work on your business not in it?” I’ll explain more about this concept below, but I want to start by saying that for a lot of lawyers calling a law firm a business is a big taboo. Why is it such a no-no for us to admit that practicing […]

Oct 30, 2018

Happy Halloween

This week I got “Booed” by a neighbor. Having moved from downtown Baltimore, I had never heard of being “Booed” until I received a knock on my door and opened it to find no one there.  I looked down and saw a small bag full of candy with a note explaining to me I had […]

Oct 29, 2018

Carpe diem

Seize the day. Seize the moment. Appreciate the little things. Through the hustle and bustle of practicing law and dealing with other people’s issues, it sometimes can be hard to take a step back and appreciate the little things.  That is why I challenge you to stop and smell the roses sometimes. This can be […]

Jun 7, 2018

A few tips for the bar exam

Know your comfort zone, don't throw good time after bad and, most importantly, believe in yourself.

Apr 2, 2018

Empathy and active listening

Before I speak with my clients, I remind myself that I need to be emphatic to their situation, as well as reminding myself I need to educate them (not talk down to them) on what the law is able to do and how we cannot control everything.

Feb 23, 2018

Reflections of a Lawyer on the Move

We must look at where we started and the journey we took to get where we are today. We must then contemplate what we want next.

Sep 17, 2015

Don’t forget those childhood dreams

Remember the dreams that you once had growing up that seemed so far off? Not the dreams of becoming a lawyer, doctor or engineer — although those were great. I’m talking about the other dreams that you had: the dreams of becoming a baseball player or dancer or the next Rembrandt. Those dreams. Sometimes we […]

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