Oct 16, 2018

Trying a little kindness

You can’t have it all, all at once. But you can at least be nice to everyone along the way.

Oct 15, 2018

How children teach you empathy

The more I think about and watch my kids interact not only interact with other children but adults, the more I realized many attorneys have lost the ability to empathize with others.

Sep 28, 2018

How to serve current and prospective clients alike

The longer we practice and engage within the community at large, the more likely our friends and colleagues will be referring business directly.

Aug 3, 2018

The importance of the follow-through

People will tell their friends and colleagues and clients that you mean what you say – and as the saying goes, actions speak louder than words.

Aug 2, 2018

Living with what lies between us

As angry as we make each other, we must remain larger and more connected than our tribalisms would have us be.

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.

Mar 28, 2018

Alternative methods of dispute resolution — for kids!

Being a student of the law has unquestionably made me a better parent.

Mar 14, 2018

The importance of non-lawyer friends

We need a break from the constant contact with lawyer brains and to see situations from other points of view.

Jan 22, 2016

You’ve got mail!

I have learned many lessons about using -- or rather, not using -- email in my practice.

Jan 11, 2016

My New Year’s (not to do) resolutions

I’m making resolutions not to keep up practices that make my life harder and more stressful. What are your not-to-do resolutions for this year?

Scott MacMullan
Nov 19, 2015

Practical and effective social media for lawyers: LinkedIn edition

The key to LinkedIn is leveraging it to stay on people’s minds when the time comes for them to hire an attorney or to refer you work.

Oct 30, 2015

How to survive your ‘teenage’ years

Thinking back on it, I got some good advice as a teenager that applies equally to the intrepid, not so young, not so new attorney.

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