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When I was a solo I was also a perfectionist. I thought every piece of work I did had to be perfect, and couldn’t leave my desk until it was. I also thought this was a perfect way to run a law practice, but it was not. I was grasping for something that doesn’t exist. […]
Over the past year I have fallen in love with long-distance running. Specifically, the half marathon distance, 13.1 miles. Since last March, I’ve trained for and run 4 half marathons and an overnight relay with a comparable total distance. That sounds crazy, even to me. But the fact is, this whole racing thing started with […]
This guest post was written by Seattle attorney Dan Lear. I read Susan’s recent post titled “If You Had To Do It All Over Again, Would You Go To Law School?” about James Blount Griffin. In that piece Susan quoted James saying: Don’t go to law school unless you are willing to play the most […]
As a consumer, I strongly believe that first impressions matter. If I am forced to interact with a pushy sales person when walking into a store, I rarely return. If a grocery store is unclean, I will walk out and shop elsewhere. Do they matter to you? How many of us judge the quality of […]
Recently we decided it was time to update our law firm’s branding. I say “we” because these days my firm is more than just me. We are over four-years old now, and it’s me, my paralegal/assistant, and my Of Counsel, who is my soon-to-be partner. Shannon has proven to be an extraordinarily valuable asset to […]
I love this post. It just speaks to me because it is the story of someone who didn’t know they weren’t supposed to be able to succeed because they didn’t do it the ‘right’ way, the ‘conventional’ way. It’s a story of determination and going so far past the ‘extra mile’ it’s awe-inspiring. It is […]
This month, my rezooming friends, I have chosen to write a piece of a different color. Gold to be exact. I was skimming my Facebook page when I ran across this post by a friend. She is not an attorney, rezooming or otherwise, however her post hit me as the perfect topic for this month’s […]
When the client came in with a case involving an out-of-state accident, attorney Martin Connelly knew he had to be careful. He knew it was dangerous to assume that the statute of limitation in another jurisdiction was the same as that in his own state. He knew there could be quirks and pitfalls. On the […]
Many lawyers have become slaves to tradition. The so-called time-honored words and phrases revered by lawyers are not only unnecessary; they tend to confuse rather than clarify. In this piece, I will zero in on the argot–the legalese–used by lawyers in drafting wills and trusts and related documents. I do this because estate planning and […]