Do You Have Character?
Have you ever thought about this? Even if you have, how would you know? I once read a quote that said “the difference between the way a person treats the powerless and the powerful is as good a measure of human character as I know.” The quote is from Robert I. Sutton, who is a professor at Stanford.
The quote reminds me of my first employer after law school. It is someone whose lessons … Read More
Everybody’s an Expert
How are you an expert? We all have things that we are really good at doing. The possibilities are endless. You could be an expert in what you do for a living such as computer programming, medicine, plumbing or auto repair, or perhaps you are an expert at something like Sudoku, stamp collecting, video games or Star Wars trivia. Maybe you are an expert in more than one area.
What you are expert in could … Read More
Arizona Court of Appeals Holds Insured Waived Objections to UIM Arbitrator’s Alleged Partiality
In Fisher v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company, 2018 WL 3804114 (Ariz. App. Aug. 7, 2018), a case arising from an underinsured motorist (“UIM”) arbitration, the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s refusal to vacate an arbitration award because of an arbitrator’s alleged partiality. The Insureds knew about the Arbitrator’s alleged relationship with the … Read More
Without your Health you Have Nothing
We all have good genetics and bad genetics. The thing is, we may only find out what that means as we get older. Most likely all of us will have adverse health issues at some point in time. So, what can you do about it?
Take care of yourself along the way. Generally, eat healthy and exercise. By generally, I mean that once in a while you enjoy that piece of cake or whatever it is you like that is not … Read More
Don’t Be So Stressed!
Yes, I know that this can be easier said than done. When I speak with people about their business, I usually hear how well things are going and how great everything is. Many times, what I am hearing is true. Other times there is more to the story. As we get deeper into the conversation, I learn more, which is - whether or not things are going well - the person is under incredible stress.
It is … Read More
Find Success in Failure
We all have heard the saying “You learn more from failure than success.” The truth is you can learn from both your successes and your failures. You do this by examining what lead to the success or failure.
I don’t end up in what are referred to as beauty contests often. This is when a potential client is speaking with or interviewing more than one attorney or law firm from which one will be … Read More
Performance v. Expectations
Do you do what you say you are going to do? Do you have a plan? Or do you just wing it and hope that you will achieve the results you are striving for? If you don’t have a plan, how do you measure your results?
You need to have plan for what you are doing in your business. It needs to include goals and the steps you will take to meet your goals. It can include long-term and short-term goals. You can even … Read More
Always Deliver Great Customer Service
I want to deliver a great customer experience to every client, every time I interact with that client. I try to be conscious of this no matter what method of communication I am using with them. I find that this is easier in person or on the phone than through email or text simply because I receive immediate and better feedback through what I am seeing and hearing than when communication only is in writing.
Every … Read More
2 Jaburg Wilk Partners named to 2019 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year
PHOENIX, Ariz. (08/15/2018) – Jaburg Wilk is pleased to announce that Lauren L. Garner was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Trusts and Estates and Maria Crimi Speth was recognized as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Technology Law in the Phoenix area.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated … Read More
Professionally, you want to be known by as many people as possible. To do so, you need to network. This doesn’t mean going to events and collecting business cards. It means meeting people, consciously deciding who you want in your network and then nurturing those connections and relationships.
There are many ways to do this. Think about and come up with ideas and strategies to ‘touch’ your … Read More