LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Attorney at Law
New Lawyer Division President
Dear NLD Member:
We swoon for June, as the NLD is launching its first Community Service Initiative!
The NLD is proud to partner with Dress for Success, a non-profit organization devoted to helping women find gainful employment and maintain a path of self-sufficiency. Dress for Success not only provides a woman an interview suit but a separate outfit for when she obtains work.
SHINGLE HANGING 101
This feature provides tips and advice to practitioners considering hanging their own shingle, including challenges and obstacles faced by a variety of NLD solo practitioners.
YOU’RE A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER NOW, SO START THINKING LIKE ONE!
By Puja Sachdev
Law Office of Puja A. Sachdev
Like many attorneys, you probably went to law school because you did not consider yourself to be a “numbers” person. If you have taken the plunge and have gone solo, you may think ignoring the numbers and key performance indicators of a small business may not hurt you and you are probably right. On the other hand, understanding and measuring your performance can help you make decisions, track your success, and identify your business cycles – all of which are necessary to actively manage and grow your business. Taking financial snapshots of your business can also offer early warning signs if a problem is on the horizon.
On The Stand
In “On the Stand,” area attorneys are put on the spot about their lives, thoughts, values and experiences, and the responses are printed, largely unedited.
Melissa Cook and Associates
"Ethics are my number one priority in my legal practice. To quote Atticus Finch, 'before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.'"
This section explores the wonderful reasons why so many call San Diego home and offers ways attorneys can maintain a better work/life balance.
READ THE CONSTITUTION OUT LOUD, PUTS THEM TO SLEEP EVERY TIME (AND OTHER TIPS FOR THE NEW PARENT)
By Shawn Fields
Johnson & Weaver, LLP
A few weeks ago I had an important telephonic meet and confer with opposing counsel from the East Coast scheduled ever-so-conveniently for 7:00 a.m. After waking at o’ dark hundred to prepare, I began a frantic, hour-long, and ultimately fruitless search for my cell phone. I missed the call. Fortunately, my boss called me not long after to alert me to this fact, which led me straight to my cell phone, tucked carefully behind my one-year-old’s crib.
This feature emphasizes common student experiences or important developments at local universities.
THE RISE AND APPEAL OF CAREERS OUTSIDE OF THE TRADITIONAL LEGAL PRACTICE
By Matthew Lab
Assistant Director for Career Services
California Western School of Law
Have you been "Scene At" the latest events? Check out pics of recent NLD member attended happenings.
NLD Spring Signature Event:
Come Sail Away with NLD
Do you have pictures of NLD members at recent legal community events? If so, send them to email@example.com. Please include the names of the NLD members featured as well as the name of the event attended.