I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the far side of complexity. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In the above quote, Holmes is observing what we have all observed at some point – that some things seem simpler than they are. Then when you actually try to do it – not so […]
Today the ABA Journal reported a net decrease in new legal jobs in the United States over the next decade (2014 to 2024). These jobs would traditionally be filled by recent law school graduates who have been newly licensed.1 The ABA Journal went on to observe that even when positions created by lawyers leaving the […]
It’s the Simple things that are really effective. Try to remember that. -Theodore Sturgeon I’ve never enjoyed the business side of business. Still don’t. The idea of putting down a case I am working on and picking up a bank statement to reconcile makes my butt itch.1 That is why I hired an office […]
As I have been preparing to present Enemy in The Camp, a continuing legal education course, I have had an opportunity to talk with attorneys across the United States. Many of them have a concern that the legal market itself is shrinking. The feeling may be right. A recent study of the legal market found that […]
Resolving to be more productive, be a better provider, save more or give more – those are all great resolutions. But what if everything good you do this year is at risk because of an enemy, a hidden enemy? And what if that hidden enemy is in your camp – your office or even your […]
I didn’t know if the people would choose me, but I determined to go out and tell them who I was so they could decide. – Governor Victor G. Atiyeh I decided that in 2016 I want to share my story to attorneys across the United States. After all, I had written over 80,000 words […]
You are not being honest if you burn your tongue and don’t tell everyone else that the soup is hot. – Serbian Proverb So a common question people ask me is, “why do you want to keep talking about this?” And there are many answers. After all, it isn’t pleasant to talk about getting sued […]
This week before the 2016 new year, I am pulling back the slingshot to see how far the ripples might go.