It took me 27 years, and the fresh perspective of my partner, for me to feel the first whisper of understanding about who my grandparents are. He's a veteran; she's a warrior. I passed through my youth unaware; innumerable visits, homemade meatballs, they babysat us when our parents traveled. The blissful ignorance of adolescence and … Continue reading The Veteran and The Warrior
Recently, I became a monthly contributor to I Am That Girl. I'm quite proud to be a part of this dynamic and thoughtful community focused on inspiring and empowering our young women and girls. If you are interested, you can find my first blog post here.
Wide-eyed, hopeful, a little bit scared, and with big dreams to change the world. That's how many of us enter law school. In short order, real life swoops in and your dreams begin to be eroded until they're a little bit more in line with "reality." If you're in law school, and feeling this way, … Continue reading Are All Lawyers Agents of Social Change?
By choice, and while on vacation, I shut my iphone off completely. I checked email once a day on a computer that's not even mine. And guess what? The world didn't end. We were in the Dominican Republic. A beautiful country, filled with absolutely wonderful people. And the beaches were magnificent. The DR was … Continue reading 4 Days Without A Phone
I love teaching, because of how much I learn when I'm doing it. This was taken while presenting at the "Practicing With Professionalism" course at UMass School of Law in Dartmouth, Massachusetts last week. A packed room full of promising new attorneys.
Companies are afraid to litigate, that's who. They're afraid to litigate against you. I'm fairly certain you think the opposite is true, that companies are ready to meet their opponents openly and fairly in our court system. Untrue. Because you, potential plaintiff, by being a citizen of the United States, have a great many rights … Continue reading Who’s Afraid to Litigate?
WordPress provides bloggers a "daily prompt" in order to get people thinking about specific topics, or to provoke creative blog posts. Recently, the prompt was to describe your dream job. And it got me thinking about how we define dream jobs, and how we find dream jobs. In short, I am not sure we are … Continue reading On Dream Jobs And Reality
The flurry of communication every day is so overwhelming, I heard someone say that they needed to hire someone simply to manage their inbox. In the course of one day, he had accumulated hundreds of unread emails. It is crushing. Add to this the daily phone calls, both personal and professional, text messages from friends … Continue reading Phone calls, and emails, and texts….oh my.
I can't take credit for this discovery. My partner did the work of unearthing this vegan gem in downtown Boston. When it comes to fine vegan dining, a suitable restaurant can be tough to find. But City Landing has a "regular" menu as well as gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free and vegan options. Be honest: does it … Continue reading City Landing
New Orleans. Where do I even begin? These business trips to AAJ conventions are so full of education, networking, socializing and partying that when I finally get to the end of it, I look back at a whirlwind of events and have to work at teasing out the various things I’ve done and all the … Continue reading Travel, Food and Fun in February