National Administrative Professionals’ Day

During World War II, there was a shortage of skilled administrative personnel in the United States due to Depression-era birth-rate decline and booming post-war business. The National Secretaries Association, founded in 1942, was formed to recognize the contributions of administrative personnel to the economy, support their personal development, and to help attract workers to the […]

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. […]