Those of you who are young lawyers will not even recognize what it took to become a successful lawyer back in the day. Under the old formula, you:

  1. Billed lots of hours
  2. Got a Martindale AV rating
  3. Worked for loyal institutional clients
  4. Did not make waves
  5. Were told not to worry about client development
  6.  Made

I have a secret to share: In private practice there is no such thing as work-life balance. Even if there were, pursuing work-life balance would be incredibly boring.

Instead of seeking work-life balance, you should instead be seeking a life that is based on your priorities. You should also keep in mind that your priorities

I am speaking tomorrow at a firm retreat. The title of my presentation is “Taking Your Career to the Next Level.”

I will begin by asking for a show of hands who in the audience reasonably believes he or she can triple the annual revenue he or she generates in three years. So you can

There is a fine line on when a lawyer should pass the torch to the next generation. It is true not only in law, but in virtually every walk of life, especially sports.

Bobby Jones once famously said:

I believe all of sports reveal character, but especially individual sports.

Did you get a chance to

Several coaches, including Bobby Knight and Bear Bryant once famously said:

 Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.

Over many years I found that is true of many lawyers. They are extremely bright. They want to be successful, but they do not have the will to prepare