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

As you may know, I passed the bar and began practicing law in 1971. I believe 2008 was the last year I billed any time as a lawyer. So, I had 36 plus years to learn lessons practicing law. In the hope you will not learn what I did the hard way, here are my

I write often about career success and life fulfillment. Why? I coached over 1500 lawyers in the United States and Canada. I learned a great deal by listening to those lawyers. I learn now when candidates contact me wanting to join a new law firm.

When I first started coaching lawyers in 2005, I coached