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8 Must Have Personality Traits of Successful Rainmakers

April 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Any professional, whether you are a lawyer, or an accountant, or financial advisor, and whether you are just starting out or have been working for a while, must have at some point pondered this question: [...]

Need to start building your book of business, but hate marketing or self-promotion? Start here.

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Seven years ago, Katherine started her career as an attorney. Katherine is a heck of a lawyer - she is bright and focused and loves what she does. Even as a junior lawyer she quickly [...]

[VIDEO] Top Strategy to Use at Networking Events

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Networking can be a lot like dating - either quite awkward or actually fun. To help you make the most of your networking efforts, check out this short video featuring one of our favorite networking tips on [...]

Law Firm Women’s Initiatives: Why Most Are Ineffective and What Firms Can Do to Fix Them

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Law firm Women's Initiatives have been around for years but sadly they have not been living up to their stated purpose - to effectively promote and advance women lawyers. For our recommendations on how to [...]

How an Ordinary Walk to the Mailbox Became Transformational

January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

When I was a litigator, one of the biggest thrills on the job were the moments when you'd represent a client in court on a case that had the weaker argument.  You know...the ones where [...]

THANKSGIVING EDITION: Do This One Simple Thing and Watch Your Life Transform

November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

There's an old saying that "if you've forgotten the language of Gratitude, you'll never be on speaking terms with Happiness." It turns out this isn't just a fluffy idea. A growing body of research shows [...]

Law Firm Leaders: You Can Do Better

November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

In her article Law Firms Demote Partners as Pressure Mounts Over Profits, the author Sara Randazzo (a legal business reporter at The Wall Street Journal) painted a real picture of the state of legal practice [...]

Lawyers as Business Leaders: Overcoming Stereotypes

November 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Law is a profession. But it’s also a business. You simply can’t be successful at one without being successful at the other. You may have the courtroom skills to match the greatest lawyers to ever [...]

The 4 Steps to Being Successful AND Fulfilled as a Lawyer

August 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Do you remember WHY you became a lawyer? We were chatting the other day asking ourselves this same question: "Why did we become lawyers all those years ago?" For us, as for most lawyers we [...]

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Mastering the Ask: How Lawyers Can Ask for Business without Feeling Salesy or Pushy

June 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Imagine you were in a magical store where they sold all the ingredients for a successful legal career. Shelves full of legal knowledge; a whole section for good judgment and zealous advocacy; an aisle [...]

7 Habits of Highly Effective Law Firm Leaders

May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

In the course of our careers, we don’t often have the opportunity to pick who our leaders will be. Usually that decision is made from folks above our pay grade. But as Americans, we do [...]

Hot Alternative Legal Careers for 2016

May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s been the subject of books, articles, conversations with family, friends, and colleagues and, of course, blog posts like this one: what can I do with a law degree other than being a lawyer? Whether [...]

The 3 Critical Things You Need to Be Doing if Partnership Is Your 2016 Goal

February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner, and, unfortunately, once again the Miami Dolphins will be watching the game from home. In football, the “red zone” is what they call the last 20 yards before [...]

What Makes You a Great Lawyer Can Also Make You a Great Relationship Builder

January 13th, 2016|0 Comments

By now, most lawyers recognize that legal talent alone is not enough to achieve optimal success in the profession.  Those who really "get it" understand that attorneys who create valuable and powerful relationships are the [...]

Destination Unknown: Taking Control Over Your Legal Career Journey

December 6th, 2015|0 Comments

The American Lawyer magazine recently released its annual survey of third through fifth-year associates at BigLaw firms. When I looked at the findings of the survey, the responses to one particular question really jumped out [...]

Top 10 Client Appreciation Ideas for Lawyers

November 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Have you ever met anyone who does not like to be appreciated or thanked for their efforts or accomplishments? I haven't and I bet neither have you. Everyone likes to be appreciated and treated well even if they [...]

How to Stop Negative Self-Talk and Become More Confident

October 28th, 2015|0 Comments

A few days ago at a speed mentoring event, organized by the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (MD FAWL), I spoke with a number of law students who shared with me that one [...]

Connecting the Dots between the Mind-Body Connection

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

You have most likely heard of the well-known mind-body connection, but are you aware of the full extent of it and how much control you actually have over your own biology? Many people are generally [...]

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Own Law Firm

August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Starting your own law firm will be one of the most rewarding and one of the most challenging experiences of your life. As a “recovering” attorney, who has started her own business, I know first hand [...]

3 Powerful & Little-Known Tips to Leverage Your LinkedIn Network

July 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Did you know that you are probably sitting on a “gold mine” when it comes to your LinkedIn network? The truth is that we succeed or fail by the quality of our relationships. Many attorneys [...]

3 Surprising Ways Travel Can Make You a Better Lawyer

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Having recently gotten back from a short trip to New Orleans, I was wondering: Do you like to travel? Besides being fun, travel has been proven to affect your brain, your mood, your overall sense of [...]

Are You Falling into this Common Trap?

June 7th, 2015|0 Comments

As an attorney who had to bill for my time, I understood the importance of documenting and tracking all of my time from my very first day practicing law over 10 years ago. I appreciated [...]

How Your Contacts Are Your Hidden Gems

May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

In our fast paced society, many attorneys find themselves spending much of their time and energy thinking about what they need or want as opposed to capitalizing on what they already have. Though it is [...]

How to Easily Incorporate Marketing Into Your Busy Schedule As A Lawyer

April 18th, 2015|0 Comments

You are a lawyer. You are smart, driven, ambitious, and focused. And you don't want just a legal career... You want a GREAT legal career that gives you Influence, Independence and Control. And you know that these [...]

Women Lawyers: Learn To Develop Business Without Feeling Salesy, Pushy or Inauthentic

February 18th, 2015|0 Comments

How would you like to build a book of business and grow your legal practice without feeling salesy, pushy or inauthentic?  Building a thriving law practice is challenging enough but doing it without feeling like a used [...]

The Single Most Powerful Way to Decrease Stress and Increase Focus and Clarity

January 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Often we are asked about ways to decrease stress and increase focus, self-awareness and confidence. As former practicing attorneys, dealing with stress, anxiety and challenges with focus and clarity used to be our daily experience. Now [...]

The One Powerful Business Growth Strategy that Most Lawyers Fail to Implement

December 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Managing the day-to-day affairs of any business is not a simple task and your law practice is no exception. On any given day there are so many things going on that at times many lawyers [...]

Your Success as a Lawyer Starts With a Vision

October 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Ok, so you want to be successful as a lawyer and your law practice to grow. Great! What do you need? How about a plan on how to get there. And the first step in any [...]

3 Steps to Effective Law Firm Client Follow-up

September 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

As professionals, we all understand that following up with our prospective, existing and former clients is important. The hope of course is that this will help us turn them into long-term, loyal clients that will keep coming back over [...]

Signs You Are a Perfectionist & How It Affects Your Productivity

August 10th, 2014|0 Comments

In the last several weeks I’ve been focusing on time management, productivity and efficiency. Why? Because mastering one’s time appears to be one of the toughest aspects of any professional’s life. Today we will being talking [...]