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Relationships

Tampa

When I was seven years old, I lived in Huntington Beach, California, with my mother, my father, and my three little sisters. (This was all before my parents were divorced.)

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Business Sense

Bread

Serendipity is such an odd thing. I had a late lunch today with my sister at La Segunda, a cafeteria-style Cuban bakery and restaurant.

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Business Sense

The From Rookie to Rainmaker Toolkit – Why?

Many years ago, I spent $150,000 for my law degree. Not all at once, mind you. It took me a while to pay back all those loans.

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Collaborative Process

“Sell” the Collaborative Process Without Saying a Word

It is critical that collaborative neutral professionals begin to take some responsibility for bringing clients into the collaborative process. We put the burden on the lawyers, and they are not always up to the task.

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Divorce

Mental Block II

So, okay, we all suffer from a mental block at one time or another. When we admit that we do, we take a crucial step in the right direction. That is, a step toward overcoming that mental block.

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Divorce

Working For Free

By now, you’ve realized the value of setting up a collaborative pro bono project in your hometown. It’s an amazing way to get the word out into your community while also affording newly-trained collaborative professionals.

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Divorce

Tips For Working With Free Help

By now, you’ve realized the value of setting up a collaborative pro bono project in your hometown. You may want to consider the value, too, of partnering with your local law school to afford, not just your newly-trained collaborative professionals their first.

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the art of racing in the rain
Relationships

The Art of Racing in the Rain

One of my favorite books ever (which is saying a lot; I have so many on my list that I’ve got three different lists now!) is a book by a dog. It was a Friday when I had lunch with a girlfriend who said, “You have to read this book . . . .”

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Relationships

Living On Zoom

I got a phone call early this morning from my court reporter. “That’s unusual!“ I thought, although I was feeling perky so “What’s up?” is what came out of my mouth.

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