I first met Tyler Coulson in April, 2013 when we both spoke at Catapult2013 in San Francisco. He is both smart and funny but most interesting to me is here is a man who went the BigLaw route, left voluntarily after 2 1/2 years and then in March, 2011 embarked on an 8 month walk-a-thon […]
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In case you didn’t know, I am a scuba diver. In fact, just this summer I completed the coursework and dives for both my Nitrox and Advanced certifications. That’s scuba-speak for, “Now I can do deep dives, wreck dives and dive longer.” Fun stuff. I was at the bottom of the ocean, at 107 feet […]
Years ago a favorite commercial of mine happened to be one that Wendy’s aired and I still get a chuckle out of it to this day. An elderly and somewhat curmudgeonly woman with cohorts in tow enters a burger joint. She buys a burger, lifts up the top bun, and upon seeing a tiny little […]
It might be a stretch to call per-diem court appearances “zen-like” or “other-worldly.” That being said, I have some philosophical observations about making multiple court appearances on behalf of other attorneys: Treat your per-diem appearances as if you were appearing on your own case. If that means you care more about the case than the […]
Yes, law schools are now marrying the JD with technology and engineering. I’m even honored to be part of the Advisory board for Suffolk University School of Law’s new Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation. And law schools should be teaching technology. I’ve even gone as far as suggesting they should also be teaching […]
Content Marketing is a generally unfamiliar term to law firms, but should be at the forefront of all marketing plans. Since most consumers spend much of their time finding lawyers by researching online, content marketing is a great way for lawyers to reach out and offer something consumers want – advice, tips, and basic information […]
Or does it just need a defibrillator to resuscitate it? And then a little cosmetic surgery? As I noted in a recent post, I went to the Kentucky Bar Association’s Annual Meeting with more than 2200 lawyers in attendance. I also mentioned I would discuss the business cards I received. Well, the majority of cards […]
As rezoomers we are blessed, we think, with 20/20 hindsight. If I had only done this, then I would be further along with my return to the practice of law. If I had only I’d gotten to that meeting, had lunch with that person or written an article for this publication I would be further […]
Jumping headfirst into succeeding at a career without doing some in depth self-assessment – in advance and along the way – is like driving fast in the dark with your low beams on. You can feel really confident about moving forward at a fast pace as far as you can see, but the road could […]
Those shiny apples. Didn’t Snow White take a bite and fall into a dead sleep? Recently, and for the briefest of periods, I had the experience of getting hypnotically distracted from my core mission at Solo Practice University. Usually, I’m laser-focused knowing when to say, ‘no, I’m not interested’, or ‘thank you for the opportunity but […]