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The evolution of women in the law: addressing latent sexism

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At a recent professional event, a colleague and friend for many years commented on how astonishing it was that, after expressing my fear of going out on my own practice nearly three decades ago, I did it and I had actually been successful.   And he was surprised by this? I am fairly certain my old […]

National Bill of Rights Day

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On September 25, 1789, Congress sent the first twelve proposed amendments to the Constitution to the thirteen states for ratification. Of the twelve proposed amendments, numbers three through twelve were ratified by the states and were adopted, effective December 15, 1791. These first ten amendments to the Constitution became known as the Bill of Rights. […]

Rest In Peace, Chloe

I have long considered being in control of my own office environment one of the unquantifiable benefits of a small firm practice. When looking for office space about 20 years ago, I informed a prospective landlord that I bring my dog to work, which produced a look of shock and incredulity. It was not that […]

More Changes in Private Practice: The Dress Code

In addition to the changes in remote practice of law, office protocol has also evolved in private practice. Formality was the rigid name of the game when I started practicing in the 1980s, an an impermeable and structured regimen that governed office attire, answering the telephone, attending intraoffice and client meetings – in short, everything. […]