Emergency Planning – Thinking About the Unthinkable

In the spring of 2012, Raleigh attorney Alan Barnes* was at the top of his game.  He was 58 and had spent years building a thriving solo practice.  His work included trusts and estates, general business, and real estate matters.  In a moment, everything stopped when Alan suffered a massive stroke. For several days, he […]

Let Go and Believe In Yourself

My first post of 2015 I’m calling ‘Let Go and Believe.’ It is often an inability to ‘let go’ of preconceived beliefs, insecurities and ideas about ourselves and others that stand in the way of rezooming . There is no better time of the year to address letting go and rezooming your legal career than […]

Not Sure What to Do? Tips for Breaking Through

The holidays are upon us and soon we’ll be launching the New Year. How many of you are vowing to yourself to get client work done more promptly in 2015? Many lawyers struggle with that issue. So many, in fact, that the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct specifically address the issue. Rule 1.3 provides […]

Everyone’s an Expert

Last night, as the latest breaking news and everyone’s opinion on it filled up my Twitter and Facebook feeds, I ran across this post from a friend of mine from law school: “Congrats to everyone who graduated from University of Facebook School of Law last night…..” … and LOLed so hard I almost spit out […]

Confidence and the Rezoomer

As we wrap up 2014, have you moved forward on your plans to rezoom the practice of law?  Well, what are you waiting for?  Move forward and regain your career.  It is your choice and your choice alone. As I was thinking about this month’s New Year’s column, I came across a quote I thought […]