As we’ve covered extensively in our series on depression and substance abuse, lawyers fight these issues more than most other professions. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Finding ways to manage the stress and establish work/life balance, according to Caitlin Hoff, Health and Safety Investigator at Consumer Safety.org, is key for lawyers to avoid […]
More than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization. And, as we reported in the first part of our series on the subject, lawyers are more prone to depression than those in other professions. Being unhappy though, isn’t the same as being depressed. We may sometimes use the word […]
Ervin Gonzalez, was a top Miami civil lawyer, beloved partner of the prominent Coral Gables law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, and renowned for not only his charismatic and warm demeanor but as “a trusted, go-to trial attorney.” Despite his stellar reputation and an enviable record of 33 verdicts of at least $1 million or more, […]
Well, ABA TECHSHOW is well underway this year. Sessions are great, everyone is mingling and networking, and the exhibit hall is full of energy. So you know what that means? It’s time for a roundup up the best swag of the show! But…where are the puppies? There are NO puppies. Trust me, we’ve looked. They […]
Remember when Bob Ambrogi named the greatest challenges faced by small law firms back in 2016? Those same issues—controlling costs, reducing administrative burdens, acquiring new clients, and more—are still preventing many boutique practices and solo attorneys from achieving their full potential. Just last month, we cited lawyers whose struggles continue to include: “Finding excellent […]
Being a mother to four children while starting my law firm, launching a blog, and staying politically involved in my community requires time management. However, sometimes time runs out and the just tasks keep piling up. This is where “personal assistants” come into play.
Looking for new ways to increase workplace productivity and efficiency as well as employee satisfaction? Well, an effective internal communications strategy puts everyone on the same page, working towards the same goal. The result? Less confusion and a more cohesive, efficient workforce.
We’ve seen it repeatedly throughout our history: When people’s rights are threatened, it’s the lawyers who step up to the plate. Some are true Freedom Fighters, and they deserve special recognition. That’s why each month, we will feature lawyers who are really making a difference. Today, we are proud to feature Tania R. Schmidt-Alpers. Tania R. Schmidt-Alpers is […]
The paradigm for work teams has changed. Co-workers don’t necessarily sit in offices right next to each other. In fact, they might not even be in the same state—many teams work across the country and sometimes, the globe. This distribution of the labor forces has significant benefits but also raises new challenges. Specifically, ensuring productivity […]
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to live a healthier lifestyle, you’re not alone. Eating healthier and exercising typically tops the list for most people. However, it’s important that you pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health. They are equally essential, yet people tend to mostly focus on the physical—they aim to, say, lose […]