Jaburg Wilk



  • Perseverance and You

    Perseverance and You

    Working to Obtain Your Goals

    Perseverance is everything. There is no excuse to ever give up. If you doubt this, you either have had success handed to you, which happens rarely, if ever, or you come up against trying to reach a goal and pivot instead of pushing through to reach your desired result. You may even describe your pivot as a strategic change of plans based on adjusting to the circumstances. Or is it an … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Other, Blog

  • Do You Love the Life You Live?

    Do You Love the Life You Live?

    The other week my wife was driving with our 10 and 7 year olds in her car. The 10 year old, out of nowhere, said "I am living the life I want to live." Before my wife could say anything in response, my daughter asked her younger brother if he is living the life he wants to live. His response was "No." That response was followed by the statement "If I was living the life I want to live I would be in Madagascar … Read More

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  • Always take the high road

    Always take the high road

    JW Way # 16. Don't be a jerk- always take the high road. Maintain professionalism at all times. Keep emotions under control. Advocating forcefully for the interests of our clients does not require bullying, condescension, foul language, or temper tantrums. This applies to co-workers, opposing counsel, and vendors. Be a "mensch."

    As I sat down to write about this fundamental, it occurred to me that when … Read More

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  • What is an ego?

    What is an ego?

    By definition, an ego is a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.

    To have an ego is essential to our very makeup. It will define who we are and how we connect with others. Ego becomes an issue when it becomes overpowering.

    Everyone has an ego, whether big or small. The way we display that ego will significantly impact our relationships with one another and the outside world. It also affects our … Read More

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  • Time for an annual "checkup" for you and your company

    Time for an annual "checkup" for you and your company

    By Neal Bookspan

    Last year, many of you probably read my business law blog regarding having a checkup for you and your business. This does not involve the doctor, but it does involve all the other professionals in your personal and business life. Since that time, I decided to make this topic an annual tradition. This is based in part on the range of feedback I received last year.

    Some of you said "What a great … Read More

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  • Do What You Say You’re Going to Do

    Do What You Say You’re Going to Do

    By Leslie Rakestraw

    #7 Honor Commitments. Do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it. If a commitment can’t be fulfilled, notify others early and agree upon a new commitment to be honored.

    I chose this principle because my life used to be completely out of balance on this. Of course I showed up for depositions, court hearings and office meetings. How can you be in … Read More

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  • Don't Let Your Communication be an Illusion

    Don't Let Your Communication be an Illusion

    Communication is a singular important matter in all contacts between people. But it does not always happen in a way leading to understanding on the same level between the participants in the conversation.  This is highlighted by a quote that I like:

    "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place" - George Bernard Shaw

    Do the people you communicate with understand what … Read More

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  • Listening is More than Simply Not Speaking

    Listening is More than Simply Not Speaking

    Listening is more than simply "not speaking." Give others your undivided attention.  Set aside your own judgments and preconceived notions. Listen with focus. Most importantly, listen to understand. 

    Since we are entering into the swing of holiday parties and are all sure to engage in conversations with acquaintances new and old, I thought it was a wonderful time to refresh my recollection, as well as … Read More

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  • Treat Clients' Money As If It Were Your Own

    Treat Clients' Money As If It Were Your Own

    Think about the cost of pleadings and depositions. Avoid unnecessary hand deliveries, overnight mail, etc. and only authorize work and expenses that have a demonstrable benefit to the client.

    So Jaburg Wilk has a unique cultural, as do all businesses. But the difference is that we have captured the essence of our firm in The JW Way. These are the foundation of our business and inform how we operate, including how … Read More

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  • Who Pays for Mediation?

    Who Pays for Mediation?

    When parties are unwilling or unable to resolve a dispute, a viable option for resolution is mediation. Mediation is a negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party known as the mediator. A mediator helps parties reach resolution. Mediation is usually a voluntary process, although sometimes it may be required by the court. Who is responsible for paying for the mediation? Experienced mediator and litigation … Read More

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