Month: September 2017


It’s called rejection. So many of us live our whole lives trying to avoid it. But we don’t even really understand what it is. Did you know there’s an emotion so painful that taking Tylenol can actually help lessen the

9 Things I Figured Out When I Was a Young Lawyer

By Cordell Parvin First year lawyers are starting in law firms this month. If you have any in your firm, you might share this with them. I am able to look back now and see how a few things I

Reading Partners Needs Substitute Readers

School is back in session which means that the DBA’s Lawyers in Schools Committee has been busy recruiting participants for Reading Partners. Many matches have already been made for the school year, but there’s always a need for substitute readers.

Learn the Fundamentals of Writing First—Experiment Later

By Bryan Garner for the ABA Journal, It’s often said that you must know the rules before you break them. But why is that, exactly? It’s a question worth pondering. I recently flew coast to coast sitting beside a young

Solo Not Alone: Consulting Lawyers and Other Professionals When Starting Your Own Firm

By Damian J. Arguello There is an old adage that virtually every lawyer has heard: A lawyer who represents himself or herself has a fool for a client. This can be especially applicable when a lawyer decides to open up