July 17, 2006
Online Resource: How to Move From Pessimism to Optimism
Molly Gordon, an internationally recognized Master Certified Coach, writer, and educator, has an interesting article in the American Chronicle on achieving work life balance by shifting one's attitude from hopelessness to hopefulness.
She notes the insight of psychologist Martin Seligman that people with an optimistic approach to life habitually accept positive thoughts and dispute negative thoughts; they tend to assume that good events will happen again and that bad events are an exception. On the other hand, those of us who are wired to be more pessimistic tend to dispute the positive and accept the negative as a given.
Gordon goes on to provide guidelines for changing one's outlook from pessimistic to optimistic.
Read the full story.
June 22, 2006
Online Resource: Attorney Blogging: Best Practices
For those attorneys interested in launching a lawyer blog, JD Bliss founder Joshua Fruchter has published an article on best practices in lawyer blogging in American Lawyer Media's Marketing the Law Firm newsletter.
A copy of the article is available online here.
Joshua's firm - eLawMarketing - specializes in designing and launching law firm blogs.
June 10, 2006
Online Resource: LawRex.com: The Newest Online Forum for Lawyer-to-Lawyer Referrals
The easiest way for a lawyer to obtain new clients and boost revenues is to receive referrals from other lawyers. Yet many attorneys finding pursuing referrals from other lawyers either too unpleasant or too time-consuming.
That's where LawRex.com comes in. Using the power of the Internet to create "viral" networks, LawRex can automatically increase your legal referral network to hundreds -- even thousands -- of lawyers. Lawyers who refer cases to attorneys just like you every day.
Visit www.LawRex.com today and discover how our network can provide you with an efficient and effective forum to exchange referrals.
April 1, 2006
Online Resources: Workaholics Anonymous
Lawyers feeling overwhelmed with work may want to take a look at Workaholics Anonymous - a 12-step recovery program for compulsive workers based upon the structure of Alcoholics Anonymous. The group sponsors meetings in various states.
Are you a workaholic? The site offers this list of 20 questions to help you determine if you are.
Interested individuals may also want to check out this press release in which several members describe their experiences with the organization and how it has helped them.
February 27, 2006
Online Resources: Relax at Work with MP3 Downloads
From TRIMp3, a leading provider of weight loss relaxation and motivation mp3´s, comes "Relax at Work," a new 16-minute relaxation mp3 download that walks you through a progressive relaxation exercise focused on tensing and relaxing various muscle groups.
If you are a lawyer or other professional who spends of most of your day sitting at your desk, this mp3 will work wonders for you. Listen to it whenever you have some free time, or just listen once and quickly learn how to use a few simple techniques to rapidly relax while sitting in your chair.
"I've started to listen to this audio over my lunch hour at work, and I return to the office totally de-stressed and calm. I highly recommend it." Chani A.
Click here for further product details and to buy the download!
February 5, 2006
Online Resources: "Extreme" Jobs and the People Who Love Them
many lawyers complain about the long hours and stress of their
jobs, there are clearly others who seem to relish the "big
firm," fast-paced environment.
For those wondering what drives professionals
such as investment bankers, management consultants, lawyers
and other "high octane" professionals who seem to
thrive on long hours, constant travel, and high-pressured
environments, the magazine Fast Company offers this
article exploring the world of the "extreme job."
January 31, 2006
Online Resources: Work Life Balance Tips for Busy Professionals
Here's an article that offers work-life balance tips for CPA's. The strategies offered, which include establishing priorities and identifying "balance blockers," should also prove helpful to attorneys in the same boat.
January 18, 2006
Breaking News: JD Bliss Featured in the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog
Wednesday, JD Bliss and its "Attorney Work Life Balance
Calculator" were featured on the Wall Street Journal's
Law Blog, which covers "law and business and
the business of law." See the post about JD Bliss here.
The blog's lead writer is Peter Lattman
who formerly worked on Wall Street and as a litigator at a
New York law firm. The blog also includes contributions from
reporters and editors at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones
December 6, 2005
Online Resources: Billable Hours and Collection Averages for Solo Practitioners
For those attorneys contemplating a move to solo practice, click here to read an interesting thread on the American Bar Associations SOLOsez forum (for solo practitioners) discussing how much of a typical solo practitioner's time spent at the office each day is billable. The discussion also discusses the importance of collections.
December 2, 2005
Online Resources: The Billable Hour Debate - Another Round
An interesting article on the future fate of the "billable hour" by Douglas McCollam appeared on American Lawyer Media's Law.com site. You can read the article here.
As our blogging colleagues at Corante note, the article does a good job of sketching the history and background of hourly billing for legal services and gives an update on efforts by the ABA and others to explore and support alternative billing methods.
For those who want to measure the impact of billable hours on their personal life, and figure out what to do about it, check out our Work Life Balance Calculator.
Have a wonderful weekend!
November 30, 2005
The Perfect Lawyer Gift: New Clocks and Watches Track Time in Billable Hour Blocks
We were happy to learn that Lisa Solomon - a past success story on our blog - has recently launched The Billable Hour Company with her husband Mark.
The Billable Hour Company sells watches and clocks that divide the hour into six-minute increments — the same way lawyers bill their time. With the holidays upon us, we think the company's clever timepieces make the perfect gift for that special lawyer in your life.
Year round, they are also appropriate as mementos to commemorate any of several milestones in a lawyer’s career - passing the bar, making partner, closing the big deal, or winning the big case.
Use this link to view and order watches.
Use this link to view and order clocks.
November 10, 2005
Online Resources: Five Practical Tips to Realizing Work/Life Balance
This article offers some useful tips on achieving work life balance. Advice includes establishing priorities and making room in your calendar for important personal interests.
Sound like common sense? It probably is. But often we are blind to the most obvious things until someone points them out to us.
November 6, 2005
Online Resources: Opinionistas: An Inside Look at Big NYC Law Firm
It was inevitable. Unhappy associates at large law firms have taken to the blogosphere to kvetch about billable hours, difficult partners and mindless tasks (although to be sure, paid quite well to deal with all of the above).
One of the most popular is Opinionistas - a hilariously cynical inside look at day-to-day life at a large Manhattan law firm authored by an anonymous associate who revels in keeping people guessing about her true identity. According to The Record, an independent newspaper at Harvard Law Schohol that ran an interview with the anonymous blawger, Opinionistas has gotten over 300,000 hits in its short existence.
Blogs like this should serve as a wake up call for partners to open the lines of communication with associates to sincerely discuss what changes are needed to improve work life balance at large law firms.
November 1, 2005
Online Resources: For Unhappy Lawyers: VocationVacations® - Test-Drive Your Dream Job™
It’s no secret that there are many unhappy lawyers (over 70% of all attorneys according to the ABA). We often dream of alternative careers, but few of us make a move because, let’s face it, we have little clue about what else we might be good at or what else we might enjoy.
Enter VocationVacations®, which gives professionals the opportunity to "test-drive" the career of their dreams -- without having to leave their existing jobs. Under the guidance of an expert mentor, VocationVacations clients have spent one to ten days trying out careers as diverse as:
- Wine Maker
- Raceway Manager
- Sports Announcer
- Horse Trainer
- TV Producer
- Film Producer
- Cheese Maker
- Wedding Coordinator
- . . . . .and many more
Learn more about how VocationVacations can help you test an alternative career.
October 10, 2005
Online Resources: New Blog to Help Associates Become Rainmakers, Partners and Entrepreneurs
A new blog -- Associate Marketing Mentor -- has been launched by legal marketing guru Larry Bodine and his colleague Mike Cummings to help law firm associates develop business development and marketing skills. Among the blog's early posts is a helpful checklist for first through seventh year associates summarizing the various business development initiatives and marketing tasks that associates should undertake at each class level.
Our view is that reguarly devoting time to marketing and business development can help junior associates mitigate some of the tedium that otherwise accompanies the "thankless" tasks typically assigned to them, and otherwise add some "entrepreneurial excitement" to their practice of law.
September 1, 2005
Katrina's Aftermath: How to Help
Due to the widespread destruction Hurricane Katrina has had on the metropolitan New Orleans area and other parts of south Louisiana, the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) has established the Hurricane Katrina Legal Community Relief Fund to help rebuild south Louisiana's legal infrastructure so that lawyers can provide needed legal services to their clients and restore their damaged offices and records in the wake of this disaster.
All members of the legal profession are invited to make donations, which can be sent to: Hurricane Katrina Legal Community Relief Fund, c/o Baton Rouge Bar Foundation, 544 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Any questions on the fund should be directed to Ann Scarle, Executive Director at (225)344-4803.
To fully understand the harrowing impact that Katrina has had on the Louisiana legal profession, click below for a letter written by Professor Michelle Ghetti, of the Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA.
[FULL STORY AND READER COMMENTS]
August 23, 2005
Online Resources: ABA Career Development Resource
Subscribers have often asked us to guide them to online resources focused on career change for lawyers. For starters, we recommend ABA Career Counsel, the ABA's central online resource for attorneys seeking information regarding career development and finding a job.
July 12, 2005
Online Resources: Home Office Lawyer Blog
We'd like to thank the Home Office Lawyer blog for linking to us on Tuesday. The blog offers information on setting up a law office at home, including technology and other issues. It is published by Kansas attorney Grant D. Griffiths. We recommend a visit.
July 5, 2005
Online Resources: Desiderata: Inspiration from Poet Lawyer Max Ehrmann
The poem Desiderata - Latin for "Things to be Desired" - has inspired millions. Fewer, however, are aware of the identity of the poem's author - lawyer-turned-poet Max Ehrmann of Terre Haute, Indiana. Not surprising, as litigation spawned by the popularity of the poem and Ehrmann's somewhat careless handling of his copyright, has persuaded some courts that the poem is in the public domain.
In any event, the poem's opening paragraph conveys thoughts worthy of contemplation by attorneys seeking greater tranquility within the confines of what is often a stressful profession:
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
Read the rest of the poem
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
May 22, 2005
Online Resources: New Work/Life Balance Reports Available from the Project for Attorney Retention
The Project for Attorney Retention has recently made available a number of new reports covering work life balance and part-time work policies. They include the following:
The links above will take readers to executive summaries of each report from where they can download the full report.
May 21, 2005
Online Resources: Essay on Work Life Balance
Attorneys struggling with work life balance issues may be interested in reading an essay on this topic by Susan Cramm, an executive coach. Among other things, Cramm observes:
"It's important to realize that balance is not about having more free time; it's about living a fuller, richer life that is more enjoyable and more significant. It means putting work in perspective as one of the many things that you do and aspire to be great at, but not the thing that defines who you are. Balance doesn't necessarily mean working fewer hours—everyone, including the CEO, works for others and responds to demands beyond their control—but balance does mean gaining control over when, where and how work is done.
The following observation is also particularly astute and sure to strike a chord: "For all the passion you put into your work and the joy that you get from creating and collaborating with others, at the end of the day, it's just a job. It doesn't hug you when you are sad, and it won't take care of you when you get old.".
Read the full essay.
Susan's essay on time management is also helpful.
May 4, 2005
Online Resources: Attorney Work Life Balance Calculator
Attorneys interested in measuring the impact of firm billable hour requirements on their personal life should check out our new Work Life Balance Calculator. Briefly, the calculator lets you:
- Select a billable hour target
- Specify when you arrive at and leave the office each day
- Add up how much time you spend on nonbillable tasks
- See how many hours you need to spend in the office each week to meet your billable hour target.
You can use the results generated by the calculator to:
After you use the calculator feel free to send us feedback. We'd be delighted to hear your suggestions to improve what we hope will prove to be a valuable tool for achieving greater work life balance.
- Better manage your time
- Fit "non-negotiable" blocks of personal time into your schedule
- Serve as a visual aid to help your spouse or significant other better understand the time demands you face at work.
May 1, 2005
Online Resources: Online Personality Test for Entrepreneurs
Thank you to Larry Bodine for providing a link to the Business Career Personality Test, a free online assessment that allows you to measure your entrepreneurial interests and aptitudes. The test takes 20-30 minutes to complete, scores automatically, and provides interpretive materials on-line.
For those who score in the high or very high range on the Entrepreneurial Attributes Scale (EAS), the message is that you are someone who values entrepreneurial organizational cultures, whether or not you choose to start or own your own business. The results state that an entrepreneurial culture is one that:
- values individual initiative.
- provides genuine autonomy.
- moves profit and loss responsibility as far down in the organizational structure as possible.
- aggressively structures compensation to reward individual initiative.
- assumes that individuals are willing to take compensation risks in favor of exceptional compensation opportunities that will be realized with the success of the business.
For those struggling to understand the kinds of environments in which they would thrive, and those in which they won't, taking this test is a good step in the direction of self-exploration.
April 17, 2005
Online Resources: Don't Dump Hated Job; Diagnose Its Ills
While surveys frequently show that many lawyers are dissatisfied with what they do for a living, experts point out that it's risky to abandon one's secure professional identity for an alternative career before pinpointing the cause of your malaise. That is, without a good grasp of what's troubling you about your current job or career, you risk making what you think are big changes while ultimately ending up in the same kind of setting. As an example, this article encourages unhappy lawyers to analyze whether it's practicing law that doesn't agree with them, or whether the problem is merely with the practice area or firm that they are working in. If the latter, changing practice areas, or moving from, say, a large firm to a solo practice might do the trick and save an attorney from the hardships of changing to an entirely new career.
Read the full article.
April 1, 2005
Online Resources: New Study Highlights Work Life Balance Issues at Law Firms
Attorneys and law firms interested in work life balance issues will want to download the report on work life balance at law firms recently published by Catalyst, the leading research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to expand opportunities for women at work.
Entitled Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Building the Business Case for Flexibility, the report is based on a survey of 1,439 attorneys (638 women and 801 men) at 100 Canadian law firms. The survey covered attorneys' experiences managing their work and personal responsibilities, their perceptions of the working environment at their firms, their attitudes towards the use of flexible work arrangements, and intentions to stay at their existing firm. Additionally, four larger Canadian firms voluntarily participated in a more detailed analytical study designed to more precisely capture the financial and other costs of associate departures.
Some of the interesting findings:
- 84% of women attorneys, and 66% of men attorneys, cited "an environment more supportive of my family and personal commitments" as an important or very important consideration to leave their current firm and work at another firm;
- 81% of women, and 67% of men, cited "more control over my work schedule" as an important or very important consideration to work at another firm; and
- Only 25% of women, and only 44% of men, cited "increased compensation" as an important or very important consideration to work at another firm.
So clearly, for many attorneys, leaving a firm is no longer about the money, but about work life balance.
The study also found that the average cost of an associate's departure to a Canadian law firm is $315,000, before taking into account revenue generated by the departing associate. The breakeven point on associates was 1.8 years (note: in Canada, attorneys must serve at least one year "articling").
Click here to access the full report or an executive summary.
March 22, 2005
Online Resources: Performing Random Acts of Kindness
Many attorneys find that one of the more troubling aspects of practicing law is the negative impact that our adversarial legal system can have on one's disposition. That is, after spending an entire day engaged in verbal combat and hard-nosed negotiations, either in the courtroom or the boardroom, many lawyers find it hard to "turn off" the combative persona they are compelled to adopt in order to zealously represent their clients. Unfortunately, many lawyers end up internalizing a confrontational approach to conflict resolution that can wreak havoc with their personal relationships.
One technique for counteracting the negative impact of an adversarial work environment is to devote equal time and effort to cultivating positive personality traits. In this way, your positive traits - generosity, patience, sensitivity - do not atrophy, but are instead strengthened through repeated use.
One proven approach to strengthening positive traits is regularly performing random acts of kindness - selfless gestures through which you give of yourself to others without any anticipation of gain or glory. Fortunately, there exists a website created and maintained by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation to inspire people to practice kindness and to “pass it on” to others. We encourage our readers to visit the site, and be inspired by the stories and quotes collected there to begin practicing their own acts of kindness, thereby nurturing a generous and noble spirit.
March 16, 2005
Online Resources: Inc.com Offers Best Articles on Maintaining a Healthy Work Life Balance
To help entrepreneurs and other busy professionals find and maintain a healthy work life balance, Inc.com has assembled a list of articles on the subject. From tips on simplifying and finding time to exercise, to advice on juggling work and family responsibilities, these articles provide invaluable information for achieving success in both your professional and personal spheres.
View the articles.
February 27, 2005
Online Resources: Career Coach Explains Why "Time Off" is Key to Peak Performance
Performance coach Keith Hatter reports that the question of work-life balance often draws a wry smile from lawyers. Long hours, preparation for client meetings and intense pressure to deliver with little or no margin for error make work-life balance, according to many attorneys, a luxury they can ill-afford.
Hatter begs to differ and, in a recent column, insists that "time off" for exercise and family, among other personal interests, are essential to peak performance at the office.
February 26, 2005
Online Resources: Life as In-House Counsel
Many lawyers toiling away in private practice ponder what it would be like to work as an in-house attorney. Such thoughts might occur in the midst of a third straight night eating deli sandwiches for dinner at your desk, or while rushing to submit timesheets at the end of the month.
In a recent column in the New York Lawyer, Mark Fischer, vice president, general counsel and secretary of Manhattan-based Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (a $1.5 billion apparel manufacturer) shared thoughts and insights into work and life as in-house counsel at a major corporation.
February 22, 2005
Online Resources: Making Partner - What's In Store
Associates on the partnership track at their firm need to educate themselves on the consequences of making partner well in advance of "P-Day." This helpful article in the New York Lawyer provides a good overview of the financial, administrative and personal issues that lawyers confront when making partner. In particular, the article can help an associate formulate the questions he or she needs to ask of firm management to determine if partnership is for him or her.
February 1, 2005
Valentine's Day Special: Chocolate Bliss From JD Bliss
For a Valentine's Day gift, we can't resist recommending Chocosoy® - a new delicious chocolate treat imported from Brazil and made from non-dairy, lactose-free, non-GMO soy milk. The chocolates arrived at our offices just this week, apparently a gift from one of our readers - a lawyer turned gourmet food manufacturer.
The verdict? ChocoSoy® provides pure bliss to your senses, and a rich amount of healthy soy isoflavones for your heart and bones.
And the charming packaging - fastened with buriti palm from Brazil - makes Chocosoy® the perfect gift.
January 28, 2005
Online Resources: Julie Anna Alvarez: Attorney Turned Feng Shui Consultant
Last November, at the 2nd Annual Legal Space conference and exposition focusing on law office leasing, planning, design and utilization, the following keynote presentation was offered: Feng Shui In The Legal Workplace: Optimal Law Firm Space Utilization for Increased Productivity, Success & Well-being."
The speaker was Julie Anna Alvarez, an intellectual property attorney turned feng shui consultant. What is "feng shui?" Commonly referred to as "the ancient Chinese art of harmonious placement," feng shui focuses on designing harmonious work and office spaces that maximize a staff's productivity and energy. Learn more about this fascinating discipline at Alvarez's site: Happy Chi Solutions.
January 23, 2005
Online Resources: Project for Attorney Retention
The Project for Attorney Retention (PAR) seeks to improve recruiting and retention of talented attorneys through the use of work schedules that allow attorneys to better balance the competing demands of their work and their lives outside the office. PAR's website is chock full of articles, releases and other resources relating to work/life balance at law firms.
Firms may be particularly interested in taking PAR's Usability Test to see how their part-time program stacks up against the competition.
Special thanks to Arnie Herz of Legal Sanity and Deborah Henry of Flex Time Lawyers for bringing this resource to the attention of JD Bliss.
January 12, 2005
Online Resources: Yale School of Law Helps Law Students Understand the Billable Hour
In a recent post, we recorded Steven Keeva's observation that the billable hour reduces grown professionals to slavish piece workers by nakedly equating money with time.
Unfortunately, many law students are unaware of the harsh impact that billable hour requirements will have on their personal lives. However, the Career Development Office at Yale Law School has apparently decided to highlight the problem for students so at least they'll have some inkling as to what's in store.
Click here to view detailed calculations prepared by the Yale School Career Development Office that helps students understand exactly how many hours they'll have to spend away from home in order to meet the standard billable hour requirement at major law firms of between 1800 to 2200 hours a year. Lawyers already in practice can use the calculations to better understand why it's so hard to get home at a normal hour on a regular basis.
January 9, 2005
Online Resources: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
For those attorneys interested in collaborative law, the website of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals is definitely worth a visit. While the site focuses on helping matrimonial attorneys learn to resolve divorces in a collaborative manner that avoids the courts, other attorneys may also find the FAQ on the site useful as a guide to more effective and respectful dispute resolution in business, employer/employee and other contexts.
Additionally, the events calendar displays available collaborative law and mediation training sessions scheduled in various cities throughout the year.
December 28, 2004
Holiday Giving: Helping Out in Asia
We weren't planning on sending out a newsletter this week, but as all know, a few days ago a series of powerful earthquakes unleashed massive tidal waves across Asia killing more than an estimated 50,000 people in six different countries. Villages and resorts were slammed with waves of water, some reaching as high as 20 feet. It seems certain that the death toll will rise and that the destruction will be unthinkable.
Families across Southeast Asia, stricken by disaster during this holiday season, need your help to recover and rebuild - many have lost everything.
Support the organizations recommended by Network for Good (a leading provider of nonprofit services) that are rendering assistance to those whose lives have been devastated by this terrible disaster.
We pray for the welfare of the survivors and hope that relief and a return to normalcy will come soon.
December 25, 2004
Online Resources: Steven Keeva Advises: "Take Care of Yourself"
Steven Keeva, the highly regarded author of Transforming Practices: Finding Joy and Satisfaction in the Legal Life, recently published an article in the ABA's eReport analyzing why attorneys find it so hard to claim a more balanced life for themselves. Among other interesting insights, Keeva suggests that the legal profession’s tacit prohibition against showing weakness can militate against a lawyer even acknowledging his or her emotional needs, let alone taking time to, in some way, honor that part of him or herself.
Keeva also blames the "billable hour," which he observes so nakedly equates money with time that it can reduce grown professionals to slavish piece workers.
As a New Year dawns, attorneys may find Keeva's article helpful in transforming their professional and personal lives.
December 24, 2004
Online Resources: Legal Sanity - Insights into Remaking the Practice of Law
Readers interested in keeping posted on developments in nontraditional approaches to practicing law and achieving work life balance may want to take a look at Legal Sanity, a blog maintained by Arnie Herz, a lawyer who started out practicing litigation at Weil Gotshal, but now operates his own legal and mediation practice. Arnie's obvious satisfaction with his own practice is a model to follow for other lawyers contemplating going solo.
Click here for the latest postings on Legal Sanity.
November 11, 2004
Online Resources: ABA Lawyer Assistance Program Roundup
Sometimes the stresses of practicing law can lead to serious mental health or behavioral conditions that require professional help. Lawyer Assistance Programs (a/k/a "LAP's") are programs, usually supported by a state bar association or related agency, consisting of trained professionals or volunteers charged with the duty of assisting members of the legal community—usually attorneys, judges, and law students—who are suffering from mental or physical conditions that may impair their ability to practice law.
The November 2004 issue of ABA’s GP/Solo Magazine, entitled “More Bumps in the Road,” answers common questions about Lawyer Assistance Programs (LAP's) and includes other helpful articles on mental health issues.
Click here to view articles from the issue.
November 2, 2004
Online Resources: Speak Recognition Software Can Dramatically Enhance Your Productivity and Quality of Life
Attorney Andrew J. Roman Tells You How
Many attorneys may be familiar with speech recognition software, but few realize the profound impact it can have on their productivity and quality of life. In an eye-opening article on the ABA website, litigator Andrew J. Roman walks readers through the extraordinary benefits he has obtained from using Dragon Naturally SpeakingTM software to create and edit documents.
As Mr. Roman states, "the impact of using this software in my law practice over the last decade is so profound that it can only be described as a change in lifestyle."
Read the full article (especially if you're not yet using speech recognition software in your practice).
October 18, 2004
Online Resources: Desktop Stress Relief for Attorneys and Other Professionals
As employers cut back the perks and pile on the work, a growing number of employees are looking for stress relief. In search of stress-relief tools suitable to these stripped-down times, Sue Shellenbarger of the Wall Street Journal tested a few popular therapies. Her criteria were simple: The methods must be cheap. They must take no more than a few minutes. And you must be able to do them at your desk. Just what the doctor ordered for attorneys burning the midnight oil. See what therapies she recommends.
October 7, 2004
Online Resources: Privity Blog - Lawyers Searching for Balance, Quality and Excellence
Recently found an interesting blog named "Privity" - which covers "news and commentary on the lives of lawyers and their search for balance, quality and excellence." A recent post entitled "Mayo Clinic Tips on Maintaining Balance" offered some useful general tips for attorneys and other professionals juggling the demands of careers and personal life.
[FULL STORY AND READER COMMENTS]
October 4, 2004
Online Resources: Tips for Launching a Business
For lawyers considering entrepreneurship, Forbes Magazine offers helpful tips for starting up a new business.
[FULL STORY AND READER COMMENTS]