Dealing With The Emotions Surrounding a Grievance – Guest Lecture with Karen Caffrey

Have you ever been grieved? The odds are you will. You’ve planned for the actual process of addressing the grievance, maybe. But odds are you’ve not planned for the emotions of being grieved and how it will impact you moving forward. Join us as we talk more in depth about the root of the emotions surrounding a grievance, how it can negatively impact you and what you can do to work through them in a positive, pro-active way.

Your 2017 Elevator Pitch

Look at the language you are using to describe yourself. How can you craft a short, informative elevator pitch? You need a clear voice to be heard above the din? What makes you different? Your 1-minute elevator speech can be a big part of raising you up above the cacophony. Here are three easy steps to use when thinking about how to describe yourself and what you do.

OMG! I’ve Been Grieved. Now What?

Our nervous system does not like surprises. And in most cases, lawyers are (very unpleasantly) surprised by the arrival of a grievance. It is normal to have a period of shock or disbelief when the nasty and unexpected happens. “I can’t believe this is happening.” Give it a little time and the next thing you know…

Going Solo is About Empowerment

Empowerment makes you feel you have ultimate control over your destiny, freedom to make the choices for things and experiences you want to have versus feeling compelled to make choices based upon need alone. When you feel empowered you make choices that you believe will create a more fulfilling life for yourself.

Partnership to Solo Practice to Partnership – This Time Doing it Right.

I’ve been practicing law now for over ten years. I started out working at Big Law, and that wasn’t for me. And then I started a firm with a partner, and that didn’t work out either. Then I went solo, and that’s where I’ve spent the majority of my career. From working out of my home by myself to a brick-and-mortar office with two employees, for more than six years, it’s been Just Me, Esq.

Until now, that is. Are you ready to take on a partner…again?

Should Legal Rezoomers Use Social Media?

You can choose to avoid social media opportunities altogether or, with the help of some pretty tech savvy lawyers navigate your rezoom with social media. Questions about engaging in social media always start with whether its use will enhance or derail your journey. Not running afoul of your legal ethics can be the worry when talking about engaging on social media. The following three helpful hints may make it less scary and get you rezooming in cyberspace.

The Height of Idiocy – ‘We Have Too Many Law Schools’ Say the Law Schools

Imagine if you will two horse traders during early 1900s saying, ‘You know, we’re not selling as many horses as we used to because there are just too many horse traders.’ This discussion takes place on a busy street where where crowds of people are awed and enthused as they see four or five of those new-fangled contraptions called the automobile weaving in and out between the horse and buggies and pedestrians. The conversation continues, ‘now if we can just shut down those horse dealers who are already in trouble, make it a little harder for them to succeed, regulate them right out of business, we can corner the horse market for ourselves.’ So, let’s talk horses in this post….

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