Oct 2, 2013

Being a lawyer means being the boss

Being a lawyer means being the boss. When I was in law school I remember always hearing the comment that, law school teaches you the law but it does not teach you how to be a lawyer. I still hear that comment from time to time, and obviously there is truth to the statement. I mean for better or for worse there is no class on billing hours.

Sep 20, 2013

A field guide to millennials

Today's business owner needs to understand how to market to them, how to employ them and how to work with them.

Sep 18, 2013

The J.D. liability

Every once in a while, you’ll apply for a job you know you will absolutely love and someone will look at your resume and ask, “why do we need to hire a lawyer?"

Sep 12, 2013

How to make the donuts and the billable hours

Attorneys in the midst of an onslaught of work should not forget about the next case or the next client.

Sep 5, 2013

Got MBE status?

The market potential for a Minority Business Enterprise is hard to ignore.

Sep 4, 2013

Boys shouldn’t be boys on work emails

Good judgment and professional communication is not simply something to be mentioned at the orientation meeting when an employee comes on board.

Sep 3, 2013

Did business etiquette take a summer vacation?

A few simple tips can help take the friction out of the ubiquitous presence of cell phones, plus why business owners should consider looking at their smoking policies.

Sep 3, 2013

Labor Day provides some perspective on the profession

Why lawyers should implement a more “generalist-minded” approach in working to understand a client’s needs.

Aug 30, 2013

The top 3 characteristics to look for in your next hire

Heart, hustle and humility are what sets great talent apart from the rest.

Aug 28, 2013

Deciding where to hang your shingle

Choosing where you want to open your law practice often influences other big decisions that come with being a solo practitioner.

Aug 26, 2013

My deer friends

One has to mark territory; if not, well, maybe I didn’t look serious about protecting it.

Aug 22, 2013

On staying organized

Do you take time every day to organize yourself, or is it a challenge for you, too?

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