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Welcome to the Real World; It’s Heavy.

Welcome to the Real World; It’s Heavy.

FROM JODI It’s official; we are going back to the in-person practice of law.  Today and yesterday, I have had my first in-person depositions, and next week, my first in-person trial.  I have to say, it’s like riding a bike, and my lawyer muscle memory is back.  I am...

Great Resignation? More Like the Great Transformation.

Great Resignation? More Like the Great Transformation.

FROM JODI In like a lion, out like a lamb; March lived up to its billing that’s for sure. Do you remember the beginning of the month? It was so long ago.  One of the reasons I love writing this newsletter is the chance to reflect on the month and to capture something...

Hope is not a strategy. Let’s do this.

Hope is not a strategy. Let’s do this.

FROM JODI It’s time to say goodbye to February. Spring is 3 weeks away. We are 2/3 into the 1st Quarter. Is anything different from when you started the year? I always feel that the end of February is the time to take stock and to commit to what I need to finish, or...

Silver Linings: Change Brings the Opportunity to #be Stellar

Silver Linings: Change Brings the Opportunity to #be Stellar

FROM JODI In January, there is so much planning for the year ahead. Goals are set; new projects are decided. Considerable time is spent to map out the plan for achieving those goals in the, now, next 11 months. But the reality is we live in a time of...

Change Does Not Change Tradition

Change Does Not Change Tradition

FROM JODI The Last Day of the Year. Back in September, our Team started a 90-day sprint. On each day in my big red diary, I wrote the number of workdays left in the year, all leading to today, this day. Today there are no workdays left in 2021. Close the book. We are...

Opportunities are Like Sunrise

Opportunities are Like Sunrise

FROM JODI The universe sent some big surprises this month. We learned that our long-time senior paralegal, Britany Edwards, was resigning her position for an opportunity she couldn’t pass up that was the right fit for her family; we wish her luck. And just like that,...

It’s All Coming Together and I’m Feeling Good

It’s All Coming Together and I’m Feeling Good

FROM JODI It’s another full moon. I can’t believe that last full moon I was on the other side of the world watching it rise and set over the Adriatic Sea.  I am thankful the full moon comes mid-month because it gives me a reminder to review the month so far and to...

Outbound Plane To An End of Summer Escape

Outbound Plane To An End of Summer Escape

FROM JODI I am writing to you from an overnight flight 38,000 feet in the sky over the Atlantic Ocean on my way to Croatia.  I am pretty sure I am the only person on the plane working in the middle of the night, but I am well aware the newsletter is late this month. ...

Find Your Bliss… At a Food Truck?

Find Your Bliss… At a Food Truck?

This time last year, I wrote about the lemons 2020 had handed us, and how we could make the best of the rest of 2020. It felt good to look ahead with fresh eyes, feeling revived about a new way to see our Pandemic-y circumstances. Things are feeling a bit precarious...

Seeing the Road Signs Ahead & Coming Out the Other Side

Seeing the Road Signs Ahead & Coming Out the Other Side

FROM JODI Two weeks ago, I had eye surgery. I have been battling serious eye complications in my left eye for two years. I couldn’t go six months without recurrent corneal erosion. You don’t want that; it hurts like hell. I remember two years ago, a client doctor...

Will Work For Love And Pasta

Will Work For Love And Pasta

FROM JODI  We just wrapped up a series of prenups and were able to celebrate our clients’ weddings, which is always a nice antedote to the undoing we are in the business of. The love side of the practice barely ever gets any attention. I think couples who plan their...

New Space: This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Office Relocation

New Space: This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Office Relocation

FROM JODI A couple months into our virtual law firm, our Team has fully made the transition to work from home, and with the COVID-19 vaccine widely available, it is time to turn our attention to how we will work in-person with our clients. More and more, our clients...