A simple change in how legal documents are worded can change hearts and minds.
AI – Artificial Intelligence – has been in the news lately. Unless you are entirely off the grid, I am sure you have heard of AI before (and if you are entirely off the grid, you would not have found this article, but I digress). AI has become an incredibly valuable tool for many industries, … Continue reading Why I am Not Worried About AI Making Family Lawyers Obsolete
Creating a gracious office to welcome clients with broken hearts.
An annual office cleaning ritual starts this family lawyer's new year off on right path.
I am writing after returning from a two-week vacation, which may have been my most extended work-free break in over fifteen years. Going that long without meaningful rest was not good for me and, frankly, for my clients. Honoring the need for rest and relaxation is now my new normal. With appreciation for the gentle … Continue reading Getaway Takeaways
I scheduled this post to be published in the middle of a long-awaited and well-deserved vacation. My out-of-office reply indicates that I will not be responding to emails until I return to the office. And I mean it. This is a firm boundary and, frankly, one that should not be out of the norm. While … Continue reading Hitting the Pause Button
A couple of years ago, I spoke with a family therapist working with a mutual client. With our client’s permission, the two of us spoke about ways to support our client through a difficult family crisis. I enjoy collaborating with other professionals with complementary skills so that we can put together an effective team to … Continue reading Take my advice, please!
I am participating in a business mastermind I’ve written about here before. One of several things we do between our coaching sessions and workshops is answer the Question of the Week that our leader poses to the group. This week’s question was, “What is unique about you, and how are you infusing that into your … Continue reading Making Peace with Conflict
Exiting the Salt Lake City International Airport, you are greeted with a welcome sign bearing our state’s slogan, “Life Elevated.” Seeing this sign after returning from the Mountain States Chapter meeting of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) last weekend helped me focus on my main takeaway: elevating the practice of family law. The … Continue reading Family Law Elevated
I had a great professor in law school that was one of those rare creatures who was a brilliant academic mind but also a gifted teacher. Knowing she had an auditorium filled with young law students who were desperately seeking black and white answers, whenever a topic came up where the answer was not clearcut … Continue reading Estate Planning: No Hidden Costs and No Hiding My Fees