International Womens Day

International Women's Day 2017: Five Female Lawyers Who are Making a Big Difference

Today is International Women’s Day, a day we not only celebrate the many achievements of women but also focus on taking action to increase gender equality. This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange and people around the globe are honoring the day and trying to make a positive change for women in various ways. For instance, according to an article in Time, women from […]

Why Running a 5K at ABA TECHSHOW Might Change Your Life

The ABA TECHSHOW is right around the corner, and this year there’s some good news for fitness buffs: On March 17th, Rocket Matter and Ruby Receptionists are co-hosting the first-ever ABA TECHSHOW 5K.  We’re meeting in the lobby of the Chicago Hilton at 7 a.m. You can walk or run past Grant Park, Soldier Field, and the Shedd […]

The Best Way to End an Email: How to Actually Get a Response

Sure, we live in an age where email is a prime form of communication. Of course, when it comes to work, we couldn’t live without it. However, it can be incredibly frustrating when you’re waiting for someone to respond and, well, they just don’t. As a journalist, I’m always on deadline and often just can’t wait days for […]

Five Ways Lawyers Can Have Fun at Work (Yes, it's Possible!)

It’s no secret that practicing law can be tough. It can be stressful. It can certainly play with your emotions. But no one ever said that coming to work can’t be fun, too. I’ve worked at various companies, and my co-workers and I have always taken our jobs very seriously. However, we also realized that at […]

Presidents' Day

The Truth Behind Presidents’ Day (Hint: It’s Not What You Think!)

Presidents’ Day is on the third Monday in February. However, ask ten people why we celebrate this holiday, and you’ll get ten different answers. So we did some digging into the history of the holiday and what the day is really about. Here’s what we learned: It’s not really Presidents Day. According to the federal government […]

American Bar Association

American Bar Association's Midyear Meeting: A Critical Take-Home Message to Lawyers

Sure, February in Florida sounds like the place for a perfect winter getaway. However, it was also the locale of some pretty serious business this year. During the American Bar Association’s midyear meeting in Miami earlier this month, the organization’s President Linda Klein urged lawyers to take a stand. She specifically told the ABA’s House of Delegates, “Let me […]

Are Dogs Family or Furniture? A Legal Perspective

Ask anyone who has a dog if they consider their pet family, and you’ll most likely get a resounding “Yes!” I, for one, certainly feel that way about my dogs, Baxter and Brody. My kids think of them like brothers, and I’m not embarrassed to admit that my husband and I refer to ourselves as their […]

how to stay focused at work

How to Stay Focused at Work: A Guide for Lawyers

We get it. It is way too easy to waste a lot of time at work, especially if you have awesome co-workers you actually like and want to socialize with. You’ve got to catch up on gossip, discuss the latest episode of whatever you’re binge-watching these days, talk about the headlines of the day, and go […]

Neil Gorsuch

SCOTUS Nomination Part Two: Neil Gorsuch

Donald Trump announced yesterday his nomination for the United States Supreme Court: Judge Neil Gorsuch. So, who is this man that has suddenly become a household name? Gorsuch, 49, is currently a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit Court in Colorado, his home state. According to a White House press release, “Judge Gorsuch is a […]

Five Ways Lawyers Can Turn Around a Bad Day

Five Ways Lawyers Can Turn Around a Bad Day

  We’ve all been there. Maybe you got stuck in traffic on your way to work, one of your motions was denied, and then a client sent you a nasty email. Maybe the news about politics is getting you down. Or maybe you just woke up feeling blue for no particular reason. Whatever it is, you’re […]