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The theme of incivility continues....
For the most part, lawyers, especially the more seasoned lawyers, are always pleasant and professional outside the courthouse. Do lawyers battle inside? Of course, but it is usually nothing other than showmanship in front of the judge and as soon as they leave they are cordial and pleasant and professional. Sometimes the clients didn't understand lawyers can still be advocating for them but they don't have to 'hate' the other side in order to m...
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""The humble little urinal cake fails to deliver on its intended purpose, and, is in fact superfluous. Hyper critical know-it-alls that get their ya-yas by dedicating inordinate amounts of time attacking other attorneys are the urinal cakes of our profession. Your stated intention of weeding out the baddies in our profession is not well-served. It’s a shame that the knowledge and wisdom that many of these attorneys possess is overshadowed by the narcissistic need to craft another clever swipe at the target of the day.

The proudly self-styled curmudgeon lawyers that spend their time mob-criticizing other lawyers online need to own it for what it is. You are not helping the profession, nor is that the intention. You’re not even a modern urinal cake; you’re the old cakes that inject carcinogens into the profession. You are engaged in dopamine-induced social media high fives with your self-congratulatory cliques when you attack. Embrace your inner true urinal cake nature and stop pretending to advance the profession."
Ed. note: This is a guest post by Jeff Curl.  The premise is basic: Lawyers suffer high rates of depression and substance abuse, and we as a profession should address this. Pretty vanilla with a side of Captain Obvious. Yet
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There are ways to protect your bottom line.....
While there is no sure fire way to avoid deadbeat clients or prevent client’s from stiffing you on your bills, there are ways to reduce the likelihood of this happening. 
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Wise words from a savvy solo.
In any service business, your bottom line is dependent on clients and client behavior. This is particularly true for lawyers, whose sole business is serving clients. 
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A father's day remembrance.
A little over two months ago, my Dad died suddenly from a (undiagnosed) burst aortic aneurysm. He died just 13 days shy of his 83rd birthday. It doesn't feel right not to share some words which will remain in the digital ether forever, especially on this first father's day without his physical presence.
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Do you know the four major competitors to your success?
I’ve asked hundreds of lawyers what differentiates them from their competition. Almost all of them say that it’s the quality of their work. News flash: you can’t all be better than the rest. Find out what you really need to do to separate yourself from the pack.
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Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop.  Even for lawyers.
I’ve seen highly respected lawyers with well-read blogs deliberately destroy younger and more vulnerable lawyers knowing full well their comments will impact their target’s long term reputation and be a permanent fixture on their digital resume. I've seen a lot of lawyer-on-lawyer ugly in the past eight years.
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There are ways to protect your bottom line totally within your control...
While there is no sure fire way to avoid deadbeat clients or prevent client’s from stiffing you on your bills, there are ways to reduce the likelihood of this happening. 
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Wise words from a savvy solo. Haley Austin 
In any service business, your bottom line is dependent on clients and client behavior. This is particularly true for lawyers, whose sole business is serving clients. 
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A much more fun way to network.  Don't you agree?
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