Rocket Matter https://www.rocketmatter.com Making the Lives of Lawyers a Whole Lot Easier Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:27:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A legal podcast featuring business, tech, and all things to make law firms more profitable. The 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast is informative, entertaining, and if you find it absolutely horrible, it will be mercifully over soon. Your host is Larry Port, CEO of Rocket Matter, who has worked with thousands of firms to improve their efficiency and bottom line. Rocket Matter, LLC clean Rocket Matter, LLC info@rocketmatter.com info@rocketmatter.com (Rocket Matter, LLC) Making the Lives of Lawyers a Whole Lot Easier Rocket Matter http://media.blubrry.com/10_minute_law_firm_podcast/content.blubrry.com/10_minute_law_firm_podcast/10_Minute_Law_Firm_Podcast.jpg https://www.rocketmatter.com 77784083 Thoughts on Staying Happy and Rejecting Divisiveness on Thanksgiving https://www.rocketmatter.com/general/thoughts-staying-happy-rejecting-divisiveness-thanksgiving/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/general/thoughts-staying-happy-rejecting-divisiveness-thanksgiving/#respond Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:27:29 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=25553 Thanksgiving is a holiday that has the potential to change our lives for our better. For this reason, it is my favorite of all holidays. The food doesn’t hurt, either. According to academic research, giving thanks leads to gratitude which leads to happiness. In our 10-minute Law Firm Podcast the other day, we discussed this […]

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Thanksgiving is a holiday that has the potential to change our lives for our better. For this reason, it is my favorite of all holidays. The food doesn’t hurt, either.

According to academic research, giving thanks leads to gratitude which leads to happiness. In our 10-minute Law Firm Podcast the other day, we discussed this relationship. We then went on to discuss other happiness cultivation techniques, including recognizing that contentedness is largely an internal process, tracking your achievements, and recognizing that your happiness level now is what it is likely to be in the future.

It is easy in today’s age to be anxious and angry. Our time-saving devices tend to not give us more time, but the ability to cram more activities into one day. Life is hectic and we are stretched thin. We live in a very divided age, which leads to frustration and anger. Whatever your politics, I’m sure you’ve seen something reported in your news media or social network of choice that makes you so upset you can feel it in your gut.

But can I float a couple of ideas to counter all of this stuff?

1) We do have our problems, but we live in an amazing age.

We take for granted things that people throughout human history desperately wished for. Our children typically survive to adulthood. Women typically survive childbirth. We don’t die from a variety of agonizing diseases.

Additionally, we enjoy humdrum conveniences of air conditioning, the ability to travel anywhere in the world in a day, or GPS navigation. We enjoy the freedom of unfettered access to ideas through books, Wikipedia. We communicate in real-time with loved ones in distant locations.

2) Divisiveness is profitable, so don’t be manipulated.

People are making money off of your outrage. News organizations are having a hard time making money, and they are facing competition off of their left and right flanks, so they are constantly adjusting their headlines and images to achieve a visceral reaction from people. Twitter and Facebook thrive off the discord. So the next time you see an Internet article that pisses you off, recognize that your emotions are being manipulated for profit.

And your favorite opinionated pundit on TV or radio? Find out what their salary is. They are making a lot of money stoking anger.

I don’t mean to say there are not legitimate issues taking place in our society that need to be worked on. There certainly are. But do recognize that people are making money by exploiting your anger and emotions off of issues, and the trick is to identify those instances.

3) Our digital world is making us anxious.

I highly recommend taking a day or two away from your smartphone. It is hard to put these devices down, but excessive usage of them are proven to cause anxiety. One of the antidotes to life’s stressors? Spending time in nature.

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for the people in my life, the journey I’ve been on, and the privileges I enjoy living in the United States. I wish all of our Rocket Matter family and the larger community as a whole a peaceful, happy holiday today.

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Ep 23: How to Practice Gratitude and Cultivate Happiness https://www.rocketmatter.com/podcast/ep-23-practice-gratitude-cultivate-happiness/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/podcast/ep-23-practice-gratitude-cultivate-happiness/#respond Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:27:58 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=25526 On this special Thanksgiving episode of The 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast, Larry Port talks about how to practice gratitude and cultivate happiness. In today’s hectic world, it’s important to focus on small achievements and reflect on how far you’ve come. Larry gives some great (scientifically-proven) tips on little things you can do every day to […]

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On this special Thanksgiving episode of The 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast, Larry Port talks about how to practice gratitude and cultivate happiness. In today’s hectic world, it’s important to focus on small achievements and reflect on how far you’ve come. Larry gives some great (scientifically-proven) tips on little things you can do every day to help you shift your perspective and stay grateful and content.

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Solo attorneys often come to the point in their practice when they ask themselves: Should I hire an associate? If you’ve never hired one, you’re missing out on opportunities to grow your firm. However, it’s critical that you ensure you get the most out of the associates you hire. Here’s how:

Determine what you really need.
Before you start interviewing associates, or setting benchmarks for your current associates, you need to set the standard for performance at your company. Ask yourself, “What am I really looking for? And what is the minimum standard of skill I’m going to apply to all of my associate attorneys?” Most entrepreneurial attorneys will look for someone who can not only increase the firm’s billable hours, but will also bring value to your clients and be an overall asset to the firm.

It’s also helpful to think about the skills that you may be lacking, and what a good associate could do to make your firm more well-rounded. For example, if you’re a great litigator but you hate going to mediations or negotiating settlements, then it might be smart to hire someone happy to do those tasks.

Most importantly, make sure that you’re clear on your firm’s purpose and the kind of company culture you’re seeking to build. This will help weed out people who don’t fit in with your vision.

Develop your associates.
First, associates should always know what’s expected of them—whether it’s the hours they should be in the office, whether they’re entitled to remote work or vacation and sick days, their target billable hours, or what the compensation plan is when they bring the firm new business. Making this up on the fly may seem attractive when you really need the help and want to hire someone right away, but having a structure in place serves everyone involved. Document everything!

Also, your associates should have an easy way to track all of their time, so use a good practice management software like Rocket Matter at your firm. Practice management software also cuts down on administrative time, so you and your associates can focus on the practice of law and making the firm more money. Plus, the reports that you can generate will give you a good idea of whether your associate is meeting your expectations in terms of productivity and profitability.

You can also develop your associates by creating opportunities for continued education to ensure that they stay on top of the latest developments in the area of law you’re practicing. Technology classes can be helpful as well as these skills speed up your associate’s effectiveness and productivity.

Have a regular review process.
It’s one thing to just put a review on the books, but what are both parties getting out of the valuable time you spend doing them? Make sure you set your associates up for success by allowing them to review their own work based on the expectations you’ve continued to set for them. Pull up reports that show their utilization and realization rates. Show them these numbers overall, but also on a matter-by-matter basis. If they’re doing a good job, encourage and reward them according to the compensation plan you set. If they’re not performing as they should be, ask them what they think they could be doing better, and offer your opinion of the same. It’s helpful to chart the course forward by giving the associate goals to hit for their next review so they know what they’re working toward. And this is also a time to be open to hear what they may need or what may be lacking structurally at the firm for them to perform.

 

 

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Rocket Matter’s First Client Dishes on Taking a Chance on a Startup Ten Years Ago https://www.rocketmatter.com/company-news/an-in-depth-interview-with-rocket-matters-first-client-from-2007-peter-sosin/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/company-news/an-in-depth-interview-with-rocket-matters-first-client-from-2007-peter-sosin/#respond Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:49:45 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=25508   Recently, we kicked off our 10th anniversary celebrating by honoring Rocket Matter’s first client, Peter Sosin. Peter is the founder and managing partner of Sosin Law, PLLC. Here, he explains why he took a chance on a start-up software company that was the first of its kind. He also shares tips on how to run a […]

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Rocket Matter's first client- Peter Sosin

 

Recently, we kicked off our 10th anniversary celebrating by honoring Rocket Matter’s first client, Peter Sosin. Peter is the founder and managing partner of Sosin Law, PLLC. Here, he explains why he took a chance on a start-up software company that was the first of its kind. He also shares tips on how to run a more successful, profitable firm:

Rocket Matter was the first cloud-based product of its kind. What made you want to use software no one had ever used before?
First, I met the founder, Larry Port, and he was so smart and enthusiastic about the product. I trusted him. Also, I’m a fan of innovation and doing things in a better way, and that was exactly what Rocket Matter (which we called “The Product” back then) seemed to do. When you are running your own business you don’t have a lot of time. So if there was something that could save time and help my firm run more efficiently, I wanted to try it.

Were you nervous about transitioning to the cloud?
No. At first, I always did a paper backup—I’d write out my time on a legal pad. So I knew we were covered. However, once I saw that Rocket Matter was humming along smoothly, I stopped doing such backups. Now my entire practice is in the cloud—including regular backups. I think the cloud is the greatest thing ever.

 You’ve been a successful solo attorney for years. What practices in general help your firm stay productive and thriving?
The most important thing I’ve learned in 19 years of practice is not to hang on to bad clients.  There’s a saying that 90% of your aggravation comes from 10% of your clients. So I got rid of that 10% and my stress levels have plummeted. Bad clients only slow you down and make you unhappy. Of course, that’s tough to do when you’re starting out and you don’t have a lot of work. I used to take such toxic clients, but once I purged my practice of them, I’ve been a lot more successful.

Which of Rocket Matter’s features have been the most helpful for you?
Rocket Matter constantly rolls out new features. They are always innovating and looking for better way to do things, which is why I went with them in first place.

There are tons of features that have helped me, but the mobile app in particular was a life-saver. In past, if I were out of the office, I had to email myself reminders to bill for things. Sometimes I’d be super-busy and I’d forget and lose that time. Now I just add the time on the spot on my phone.

I also capture a lot more time thanks to Rocket Matter’s multiple timers and billing features. And I love the fact that Rocket Matter lets me modify bills before they go out. If you make mistake on a bill, that client will never forget it and will scrutinize everything you do.

So many competitors have come and gone. Why do you think Rocket Matter has stood the test of time?
Leadership. Companies are only good as the people running it, and as CEO, Larry Port is a critical part of Rocket Matter’s success. He is innovative and has great foresight. He’s also constantly trying to improve Rocket Matter. He’s humble enough that he actually listens to and acts on customers’ input and he never stops looking for better ways to do things. That’s why the company has been a leader for ten years.

 

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[Webinar Wrap-Up] Supercharge Your Firm’s Productivity and Profitability with Outlook 365 and Practice Management Software https://www.rocketmatter.com/rm-webinars/webinar-wrap-up-supercharge-your-firms-productivity-and-profitability-with-outlook-365-and-practice-management-software/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/rm-webinars/webinar-wrap-up-supercharge-your-firms-productivity-and-profitability-with-outlook-365-and-practice-management-software/#respond Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:56:16 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=25499 In case you missed it (or if you want to see it again!), here are the slides and video from our recent webinar with tech guru Allan Mackenzie: Supercharge Your Firm’s Productivity and Profitability with Outlook 365 and Practice Management Software. In this webinar, Allan Mackenzie takes us inside the Outlook 365 platform and demonstrates […]

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In case you missed it (or if you want to see it again!), here are the slides and video from our recent webinar with tech guru Allan Mackenzie: Supercharge Your Firm’s Productivity and Profitability with Outlook 365 and Practice Management Software.

In this webinar, Allan Mackenzie takes us inside the Outlook 365 platform and demonstrates time-saving tricks and hacks that will be sure to help boost your overall productivity and profitability.

 

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Originally recorded on November 16, 2017

Presenters

Allan Mackenzie is the founder of Mackenzie Consulting and a 30-year veteran of the legal technology world. He currently serves as a member of the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board. Regardless of his title–Consulting Interim CIO, IT Director, Desktop Architect, lecturer or trainer–Allan has always been able to successfully bridge the gap between legal and technology and create holistic solutions that move his clients forward, whether they are solos or 600-member firms.

Nefra MacDonald is the Business Development and Strategic Partnership Coordinator at Rocket Matter. After working in various capacities at law firms, corporations, and non-profits, she decided to use her experience to help address the pain points that practicing lawyers feel every day. Nefra currently co-chairs Rocket Matter’s Product Advisory Committee, which serves as a source of targeted feedback for the company’s product improvement strategy.

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9 Steps to Better Billing (Infographic) https://www.rocketmatter.com/legal-billing/9-steps-better-billing-infographic/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/legal-billing/9-steps-better-billing-infographic/#respond Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:46:27 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=25484 Establishing better billing practices is the key to growth and profitability. Check out the wrap-up from our recent billing webinar if you don’t believe us! We’ve also come up with helpful infographic to help you learn how to bill better for your firm. Follow the nine steps outlined below, and you’ll be on your way to […]

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Establishing better billing practices is the key to growth and profitability. Check out the wrap-up from our recent billing webinar if you don’t believe us!

We’ve also come up with helpful infographic to help you learn how to bill better for your firm. Follow the nine steps outlined below, and you’ll be on your way to better client service and higher profits in no time.

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9 Steps to Better Billing (Infographic)

9 Steps to Better Billing (Infographic)

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Ep 22: Rocket Matter’s First Client Tells All as Company Celebrates its 10th Anniversary https://www.rocketmatter.com/podcast/ep-22-rocket-matters-first-customer/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/podcast/ep-22-rocket-matters-first-customer/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:20:32 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=25477 On this episode of the 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast, we’re celebrating Rocket Matter’s 10th anniversary by interviewing Peter Sosin, Rocket Matter’s first user! Peter is the founder and managing partner of Sosin Law, PLLC. In this interview, Peter talks with Larry about why he decided to use Rocket Matter in the first place and how he […]

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On this episode of the 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast, we’re celebrating Rocket Matter’s 10th anniversary by interviewing Peter Sosin, Rocket Matter’s first user! Peter is the founder and managing partner of Sosin Law, PLLC. In this interview, Peter talks with Larry about why he decided to use Rocket Matter in the first place and how he gets his billing out in a timely manner (something a surprisingly low number of firms do consistently!)  Peter also shares some tips and tricks for evaluating and learning to use new software in your firm.

 

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Rocket Matter Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Celebration by Honoring its First Client https://www.rocketmatter.com/company-news/rocket-matter-kicks-off-10th-anniversary-celebration-by-honoring-its-first-client/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/company-news/rocket-matter-kicks-off-10th-anniversary-celebration-by-honoring-its-first-client/#respond Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:30:14 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=25463   It’s hard to believe, but ten years ago this month, Rocket Matter landed its first client. We started celebrating our 10th anniversary last Friday, and we’re going to continue doing so all year long. When you’re running a business, it’s sometimes difficult to stop and smell the roses. Software companies are no different than law […]

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It’s hard to believe, but ten years ago this month, Rocket Matter landed its first client. We started celebrating our 10th anniversary last Friday, and we’re going to continue doing so all year long.

When you’re running a business, it’s sometimes difficult to stop and smell the roses. Software companies are no different than law firms from that perspective:  It always seems like you don’t have enough hours in the day to take care of everything.  You’re moving so fast, it’s often tough to appreciate what you’ve built and how far you’ve come.

But ten years?  That’s worthy of a little introspection. For a tech start-up, that’s a rarely-achieved accomplishment.  We were the first cloud-based legal practice management software on the market and our product innovations still lead the field. Many of our competitors continue to study and emulate us to this day.

We proved the cloud legal practice management market, but not without the proverbial arrows in our backs. We had to fight consultants who thrived on the client/server model and sowed fear, uncertainty, and doubts about the use of the cloud for law firms. We never raised institutional capital and have out-innovated and out-sold companies with millions and, in some cases, billions of dollars that entered our market.

And it all started with our first client.

Finding a law firm willing to install never-before-used software is a challenge to say the least. Lawyers are often risk-averse and make decisions based on precedent.  If software has never been used, there is no precedent. You either need to find a technology enthusiast or a lawyer with a tremendous amount of courage. Luckily, I found the latter.  I became friendly with Peter Sosin, a litigator who was a paratrooper in the Israeli Defense Forces before he became a lawyer.  Lawyer? Check. Cojones? Check.

Peter was with the firm Shiner & Sosin in November of 2007. We rolled out our software to his firm before we even had a name for “The Product,” as Peter sometimes still calls it.

The roll-out was not without its issues.  One of the people on Peter’s staff had never used a computer before.  She did not take kindly to The Product.  Also, after Peter started tracking time for a while, he wanted to know how to generate invoices. Invoice generation was not originally part of The Product, so I pulled an all-nighter and coded an invoicing package.

Peter has since gone solo, and he continues using Rocket Matter to this day.  He is also our company’s corporate attorney (which results in the strange situation of us receiving invoices with the software that we built).

Never ones to pass up a celebration, we decided to initiate our 10th anniversary celebration by inviting Peter over to the office.  I told the story of his roll-out. We commissioned a cake with his face on it,  raised a champagne toast, and interviewed Peter for our podcast.

Rocket matter 10th anniversary cakes!

 

Throughout this year we’re going to have a lot of fun. We are rolling out a 10th anniversary logo, which if I get my wish, we will recreate as an ice sculpture each morning at our corporate headquarters.  It features an homage to our original logo, which we replaced in 2014.

We’ll be doing road shows, publishing books, and throwing a blowout party. Of course, we’re going to continue to innovate and stay on the leading edge of legal software.  After all, as the most enduring and trusted name in cloud legal practice management software, we not only have a lot to celebrate—we also have a lot to live up to for years to come.

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How Lawyers Can Help Our Veterans https://www.rocketmatter.com/in-the-news/how-lawyers-can-help-our-veterans/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/in-the-news/how-lawyers-can-help-our-veterans/#respond Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:47:18 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=25456   Tomorrow, November 11th, is Veterans Day, a public holiday that honors our military veterans. Of course, every American citizen should celebrate these heroes. We certainly do at Rocket Matter. In fact, earlier this year we featured Mick Wagoner at one of our Legal Freedom Fighters. Mick served in the United States Marine Corp for more […]

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Tomorrow, November 11th, is Veterans Day, a public holiday that honors our military veterans. Of course, every American citizen should celebrate these heroes. We certainly do at Rocket Matter.

In fact, earlier this year we featured Mick Wagoner at one of our Legal Freedom Fighters. Mick served in the United States Marine Corp for more than 23 years and also founded the Veterans Legal Support Network, a nonprofit in Omaha, Nebraska dedicated to helping veterans in Nebraska and the surrounding areas with legal needs. It was a great interview and definitely one worth reading.

Lawyers can get involved with the Veterans Legal Support Network if they want to help. Here are some other great organizations to contact if you want to provide legal services to veterans:

Stateside LegalA site where service members, veterans, their family members and advocates can find legal information and networking tools. Lawyers can give legal advice and become part of the advocate network.

American Bar Association: They provide pro bono resources for veterans. You can search for such organizations by state and get involved.

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program: As explained on this organization’s website, “The Program recruits and trains attorneys and evaluates court appeals for merit. The trained volunteer attorneys are then matched with a client whose appeal has merit.” Also, the program works with law school clinics throughout the country, and they provide critical learning materials, train professors and law students, and give them screened pro bono cases.

The Center for Veterans Advancement:  This organization provides direct representation, or representation through pro bono partners, to veterans and their families both locally and nationally.  The Center also manages legal clinics, including one of the largest pro bono advocacy programs in the country.

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Legal Freedom Fighter Series: Mitchell Bernard and the Natural Resources Defense Council https://www.rocketmatter.com/freedom-fighters/legal-freedom-fighter-series-mitch-bernard-and-the-natural-resources-defense-council/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/freedom-fighters/legal-freedom-fighter-series-mitch-bernard-and-the-natural-resources-defense-council/#respond Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:43:26 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=25239 We’ve seen it repeatedly throughout our history: When people’s rights are threatened, it’s the lawyers who step up to 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.

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Freedom Fighters

 

We’ve seen it repeatedly throughout our history: When people’s rights are threatened, it’s the lawyers who step up to 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 Mitchell Bernard of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Mitch Bernard is Chief Counsel at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an organization focused on making sure that “the world’s children should inherit a planet that will sustain them as it has sustained us.” It also works to “ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water and the wild, and to prevent special interests from undermining public interests.”

Through his work at NRDC, Bernard has successfully litigated water, air, toxics, and environmental justice cases against Texaco, Mallinckrodt, Duke Energy, and a variety of government agencies. Previously, as a monitor appointed by U.S. District Judge John S. Martin, Jr., Bernard oversaw the creation and implementation of an environmental compliance program at Con Edison. In other words, this man works tirelessly to protect and defend our environment

Here’s the interview:

What inspired you to become a lawyer in the first place?
I wanted to represent people who did not have easy access to the most effective lawyers.

What was your most memorable case?
Westway, a Clean Water Act case I tried many years ago. The political and economic forces arrayed in favor of the project—which, at the time, were the most expensive federal highway ever proposed at $10,000/inch—were formidable. We were able to prove that the government violated the law in approving the project, and the highway was never constructed. The result helped the Hudson River, vindicated the rule of law, and, through a trade-in of the highway funds, triggered substantial investment in mass transit. A triple thrill. A law professor recently wrote a book about the case; it’s called Fighting Westway, by William W. Buzbee (Cornell University Press, 2014).

What’s the biggest challenge you face today?
The onslaught of attacks by the Trump administration on measures that enhance the environment and human health. The President and his appointees have values antithetical to ours, starting with disregard for science, fact, and law.

How will our withdrawal from the Paris Agreement really affect the work that you do and the environment itself in the long run?
In terms of climate, that depends in part on how other countries respond. The commitment to climate action by other nations, and by many states and cities and businesses in the U.S. is encouraging. But it also signals an isolationism that’s disturbing: On climate, nearly every nation in the world is moving in the right direction, toward the future, and the United States is lagging behind.

How can lawyers really make a difference when it comes to our environment and what limitations do they face?
Yes, lawyers and their committed clients can save the planet. That’s what we’ve set out to do, are dedicated to doing; we do it every day. We have had 34 lawsuits against the current administration since the inauguration, and the pace of legal challenges will accelerate. We are challenging every significant unlawful move they make in the environmental and human health arena. We have confidence that the courts will hold the government (as well as private polluters) accountable to the law.

You’ve had so many successes. Which one (or ones) stands out the most for you?
I love every case we win. I once represented a group of dissident community folks in Martineztown, on the outskirts of Albuquerque. A courageous woman, Loretta Naranjo, stood up to the powerful patriarchy in her own neighborhood, to the City of Albuquerque, and to the local federal judges, all of whom sponsored or supported an expensive new federal courthouse that may have destroyed her community. I was proud to represent her and her neighbors, and I was proud to play a small, supportive role in their struggle for justice.

If you could give one piece of advice to other lawyers across the country, what would you say?
Find work you love to do and get good at it.

If lawyers—regardless of the areas they practice—want to help protect our environment, what can they do to help?
Join the Natural Resources Defense Council. Take cases pro bono. Be an active citizen.

 

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