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Michael Bogdanow

Against The Wind: Rock Music Inspired Thoughts On What I Wish I’d Known As A Young Lawyer

As we start the new year, it makes sense to reflect on the past, think about the present, and direct ourselves into the future. In “Against The Wind,” Bob Seger looked back at his past longingly, sad about his present […]

Michael Bogdanow

I Should Have Known Better

“I Should Have Known Better” isn’t the Beatles’ most popular song – it was the “B Side” to their single “A Hard Day’s Night.” And although it certainly wasn’t the idea behind the song (it’s a love song, after all), […]

Victoria Santoro

Twitter for Lawyers, Parts 2: Content Development And Privacy

In my first blog on this topic, we discussed setting up goals for your twitter account and learning about what tools you can use for pushing your content out in an efficient manner. Once you’ve mastered those and have a […]

Michael Bogdanow

Six Key Ingredients Of A Successful Small Firm

When did Peter Gabriel become a trusted advisor to small law firms? Well, he may not have realized it, but when he sang, “Don’t give up, ’cause you have friends, don’t give up, you’re not the only one,” he was […]

Victoria Santoro

Twitter For Lawyers, Part 1: Goal-Setting and Timing

Twitter is the ultimate in worlds colliding for attorneys. Our job is to keep things confidential, maintain the attorney-client privilege, and make sure we don’t accidentally disclose something that shouldn’t be disclosed. But Twitter is all about constant, persistent sharing […]

Michael Bogdanow

Lessons From A Hospitalization: What A Hospital Work Environment Can Teach Law Firms

I wouldn’t recommend it as a hobby, but a lot can be learned from spending some inpatient time in a hospital. First, the impact of how you are treated. A compassionate nurse, who seems to actually care not only about […]

Brad Henry

RESCUE ATTEMPTS FROM REGULATORY CAPTURE

Tort liability and safety regulation are paired sentries standing guard over public safety. Despite expansions and contractions in the U.S. Supreme Court’s view of preemption over the past two hundred years, state tort law has traditionally served as a form of […]

Victoria Santoro

Justice v. Prudence

Litigation can often be emotional, and rightfully so. Any event that leads to a lawsuit usually ranges from the unfortunate to the outright tragic. It can impact families and businesses and lives for many years, if not forever. Trial lawyers […]

Valerie Yarashus

When Settlements Can Incorporate an Apology and Education

Aaron Lazare, M.D., noted author of On Apology and the former dean of University of Massachusetts Medical School, has written and spoken extensively about the components of a meaningful apology.  In one article he summarized it as follows: There are […]

Michael Bogdanow

We Still Have A Way To Go: Men’s Treatment Of Women In The Legal Profession

The topic of sexism – latent or blatant – in the legal profession often engenders (no pun intended) very strong feelings. Nonetheless, having spent much time discussing, reading and thinking about it, I am adding my two cents worth to […]