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Ruth Carter is a lawyer, writer and speaker. She is Of Counsel with Venjuris, focusing her practice on intellectual property, social media, First Amendment and flash mob lab. Named an ABA Journal 2012 Legal Rebel, Ruth is the author of the ABA book The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers, as well as Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights, No Pants Rides, and Other Shenanigans. In Nothing But the Ruth, she writes about the lessons she’s learning while building her practice. She blogs at UndeniableRuth.com. Follow her on Twitter @ rbcarter. Previously published in http://www.AttorneyatWork.com.

Disrespectful Clients Don’t Get To Stay Clients

Disrespectful Clients Don’t Get To Stay Clients

You know what feels good? Firing a client. My firm was hired to help a client with multiple applications for registering their intellectual property. We tell every client there’s no guarantee that we’ll be able to get them everything they want. This client got upset about the status of one of the applications, and then […]

Attorney Safety: Interview With Stephen Kelson

Attorney Safety: Interview With Stephen Kelson

Earlier this year, I shared statistics about threats of violence made against attorneys. Stephen Kelson, a shareholder at Christensen & Jensen PC in Salt Lake City, focuses on commercial litigation, personal injury and meditation, but he has also studied violence against legal professionals and prevention for over a decade. He was gracious to answer some […]

Sabotaging Your Practice? Just Stop It!

Sabotaging Your Practice? Just Stop It!

Last month, I attended TBD Law, an invitation-only lawyer unconference. The purpose of the event was to take a step back and look at the future of law practice. For me, it was a chance to reflect and strategize about how to be more effective and efficient as a practitioner. It also gave me the […]

Your Network Is Your Net Worth

Your Network Is Your Net Worth

On a recent call with my business mastermind group, one member shared how quickly he was able to overcome a challenge in his company by tapping into his network for suggestions. He summed up the process with, “Your network is your net worth.” He’s absolutely right— success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. WHAT DOES YOUR […]

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