Isn’t It Time to Stop Thinking and Make Your Move?

It seems everyone is talking about transition. The NYSBA dedicated its entire January 2014 Journal to the topic. Jane Pauley, who hosts ‘Life Reimagined TODAY’, was interviewed on the ‘Sunday Morning’ show January 12th about her new book looking at baby boomers in transition. Even Queen Latifah had Kenneth Delmar (great video), an established painter, appear on her […]

Three Simple Rules for 2014

Oftentimes we think those who have ‘made it’ have some magical powers, lots of influential friends, and hidden stores of gold to help them through the tough times.  Seldom, if ever, is this the case. I did find this placard. It is as good a basis as any to help you muscle through the challenges […]

What To Do When Your Solo Practice Isn’t a Success…But It Isn’t a Failure, Either

Some days don’t you just feel like all the wind has been let out of your sails. You’ve finally opened the doors to your solo practice, virtual and brick & mortar.  You have everything in place.  You sweated all the small details in spite of the advice not to, lined up your malpractice insurance, built […]

Never Underestimate New Lawyers Who Hang A Shingle

Chicago Katie Kizer and Amanda Graham brushed off a miserable employment market for new law school grads. They hired themselves after graduating last spring from DePaul University College of Law. With summa diplomas, they were qualified for Big Law—just temperamentally unsuited for it. I want to meet these two women. I really do. Katie Kizer and […]

Running the Gauntlet

I’ve been following people online for more than eight years and blogging myself close to six years.  In that time I’ve watched many online acquaintances (and some true friends) run the gauntlet. Today, ‘running the gauntlet’ means to go through a series of criticisms or harsh treatments at the hands of one’s detractors. They’ve suffered the […]