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At least fifteen years ago (maybe more), my husband bought a Garmin GPS navigational system for our car. Though I dutifully punched my destination into our new toy, I found myself deviating every time my printed-out Mapquest instructions or my own instinct conflicted and sent me on another route. As an end result of trying……
A lawyer colleague and Facebook friend recently posted a simple request: he asked whether we were aware that his firm handled employment and injury cases.  At least half of the 40 respondents (myself included) knew that he handled one area but not the other. As a result of my colleague’s survey, I’ve now learned of……
Earlier this month, the ABA Commission on racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession released the ABA’s first ever Report ever on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. After presumably thousands of dollars and hours, the Report reached the unshocking and obvious conclusion that…big law is overwhelming white and male. Imagine that! Yes, known……
A cat may have nine lives…but a video of a lawyer appearing as a cat at a virtual court hearing is trending towards nine million views.  If you’re not already fur-miliar with what happened, here’s a quick hiss-tory of the Zoom Cat-astrophe. Rod Ponton, a county attorney in Texas logged into a Zoom hearing on……
Yesterday, I took a long break to witness the historic inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. There’s much to celebrate and learn from our new leaders including how men and women can work productively side by side. But more to the point, a new election means new opportunities for lawyers. I……
Ever since 2010 when Nicole Black and I published the book Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier, social media for lawyers in some ways has become a victim of its own success. What I mean is that once lawyers began to recognize that social media could help attract clients, they glommed on to it……
All too often, I hear lawyers bemoan their inability to compete in crowded markets. Often, they view the obstacles as a matter of cost. Lawyers either complain about the enormous expense of SEO to break through to the first page of Google in a competitive practice area, or about being undercut on price by other……
As we head into 2021, there’s a whole new crop of new law firms that have been launched. I wanted to offer a program to help new firms, or firms adding new practice areas to jump start their businesses and so I’m offering a FREE 90 minute program, the Client Triage Clinic. During the Clinic,……