Thoughts On Practice

April 1, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Case Management Software: I have been using case management software for three months now. Although the software is supposed to make running an office easier, learning how to use the software and setting new routines can be very time consuming. I am hopeful for the investment I have made with this software and have written down some thoughts from my first few months of using it.

November 5, 2009 - 10:14 am

Hospice Team: During my 40-hour Hospice volunteer training, I have been meeting the hospice team. Please read about some of the ways Hospice works to ease the suffering of patients and supports the families of a loved one in their last months of life.

July 17, 2009 - 11:40 am

Smart Phone - Getting Down to Business: I just bought a smart phone. I wanted to be able to make appointments and review for the next days work away from my desk. And, I wanted to do so without paying for an expensive service plan (i.e. a $30 Internet Feature). Read this article to learn about what I did.

February 26, 2009 - 4:46 pm

Fee Splitting: Senior lawyers are overloaded with low-paying work. New lawyers have low overhead, need experience, and need fees. The public needs legal services. By splitting the legal work everyone involved prospers. Read this article to see the case encouraging lawyers and clients to take advantage of opportunities to splitting fees.

February 23, 2009 - 1:05 pm

Starting Out: February felt like a breakthrough month at several levels. Here is my pep talk to myself and other people who are fearful of taking on a difficult task.

December 3, 2008 - 2:17pm

Low-cost DUI Defense: At the Whatcom County Public Defender's Office I defended clients against DUI and other misdemeanor charges. Now as a young attorney in my own practice, I can offer my clients much of the same representation that more established attorneys promote - at a much lower cost. By not buying tens of thousands of dollars in yellow page advertising and not accepting cases that require an elaborate trial and a large office staff I can reduce my expenses and offer a lower-cost service. Read this article to learn more.

October 21, 2008 - 2:53pm

50 Ways to be Persuasive: Goldstien, Martin, and Cialdini, Yes! Free Press 2008. This book says that not being the genius in the room can be an advantage because non-geniuses will need to collaborate more. It also says that a person will be more persuasive in a request by using the word 'because.' I think there are some tips in this book that I can apply to my interactions at work and in the design of my web page. Please take a look at my summation of the 50 ways to be persuasive.

October 3, 2008 - 1:15pm

Finding an office in Bellingham: A successful business acquaintance recently said that in his experience, running a business on a shoe string seems to sharpen the mind and focus one's concentration. I agree. My small start-up budget has made my search for an office especially practical.

September 10, 2008 - 3:46pm

How I built a web page for my law practice: This is the first content I have added to my web page. Figuring out how to put up my own site feels like a triumph. Now I can change and add things when I want. I have taken time to write up the highlights of the process for anyone who is interested in having a site for their project.