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Top Five Ways to Set Up Your Law Firm’s Culture for Success

Ask a general manager of a sports franchise about building a culture and his or her eyes may light up before declaring that culture is the key to winning. Ask the principal in a small to mid-sized law firm the same question, and you may receive a blank stare. However, culture at a law firm—or […]

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Head-to-Toe Body Language Tips to Appear More Confident (Infographic)

It’s no secret that appearing confident has many physical and mental benefits. Recently, we published an article on the topic and addressed how to use your body language to seem more confident (even when you’re not!) Here’s another helpful tool: An infographic that really spells out the most important body language tips so that you can […]

body language tips to appear more confident

Head-to-Toe Body Language Tips to Appear More Confident

Want to be successful in your work and social life? Be more confident. Studies have shown that improved self-confidence can help boost self-esteem and mental health, and it may also lead to a higher social status. This, in turn, can allow one to be taken more seriously and have access to better resources. Who doesn’t want that? […]

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How Lawyers Can Help with the Most Important Issue in Big Little Lies: Domestic Violence

HBO Last night marked the finale of Big Little Lies, a mini-series on HBO based on the best-selling book by Liane Moriarty. The show was fantastic—great performances, fascinating story, and probably the most breathtakingly beautiful filming locations ever. However, what really stood out on this show was it’s realistic portrayal of domestic violence. Nicole Kidman and Alexander […]

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Confessions of a Smartphone Addict

I have a confession to make.  I’ve been getting in a lot of trouble for my smartphone usage with my family.  And I know deep in my heart I’m setting a terrible example for my children. The embarrassing thing is I know better.  I’ve spoken about the risks overdependence on connectivity at CLE conferences.  I’m […]

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Five Ways to be a Happier Lawyer

You went to school for three extra years and racked up over 100k in student loan debt to become a lawyer. So why aren’t you happy? According to a recent poll, 52% of practicing lawyers describe themselves as unsatisfied. Lawyers also have the highest risk of depression and suicide out of all professions.  Luckily, there […]

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 […]

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 […]