September is National Preparedness Month, and with natural disasters increasing in severity—and with COVID-19 still wreaking havoc worldwide—it is important for courts to consider ways to mitigate the negative effects. Disasters have consequences that extend far beyond immediate destruction. As individuals and businesses deal with property damage from natural disasters or face months of lost profits due to a public health emergency, they may end up in court disputing coverage or other issues, which…
At Smokeball, we’re always striving to provide the most value to every user at every small firm. We’re honored to be included in the latest “Practice Management Buyer’s Guide” from Legal Tech Publishing, in partnership with Above the Law. The 2021 guide highlights the unique features of Smokeball that empower our users to bill […] The post Smokeball Featured in Updated “Practice Management Buyer’s Guide” appeared first on Smokeball.…
As Fall approached, he thought about the leaves, short lives spent tethered to a tree, growing old and falling to the earth, only to crumble and join the earth in a roiling soup of life, circular and destined to repeat. They burst forward from the branches, lithe and green, with shiny exteriors and no wrinkles. Beaten back by the wind and weather, pummeled by falling branches, dying quick deaths when their support fell to the…
I have a special place in my heart for parrots that begin their life in abusive situations. My Umbrella Cockatoo, Pinot, was kept in a closet, like today’s dancing star, Griffi, before I rescued her. So, if you want to know why we dance on Friday, a custom initiated by friend, Simone Marstiller, check out Griffi, the dancing Cockatoo.            Related Stories #ParrotSunday – Parrot Lovers Feel Your Pain. #FridayDance #ParrotSunday – Parrot And
The one that gives me pause is the last bullet, but not because leaders shouldn’t have that knowledge, but more because human nature tells me that is the one most likely to be misused and create really uncomfortable situations. There’s a very fine line between being aware of signs of someone struggling and diagnosis. I absolutely do not want anyone in the workplace diagnosing people. Watch out for signs of stress and ways you can…

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