Keep it Simple
What do people remember? Think of a favorite song. What about it makes you listen? Probably a distinctive element like a catchy riff or lyric. It sticks in your head.
Making your case to a judge or jury, a pitch to a potential client or that short time you have when making your elevator speech is the same. The distinctive riff is an easy to remember sentence or phrase that sums up what you want people … Read More
Jaburg Wilk Partner Maria Crimi Speth named to YWCA Board
PHOENIX, Ariz. (06/1/2017) – Maria Speth was named to the Board of Directors of the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix.
Speth, an IP attorney and shareholder at Jaburg Wilk said “The mission of YWCA – eliminating racism and empowering women – aligns with my values perfectly. I am excited to join their board and help support … Read More
Stephanie Fierro joins Phoenix Law Firm Jaburg Wilk
PHOENIX, Ariz. (06/1/2017) – The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Stephanie Fierro joined the firm as a partner in their business law group. Stephanie assists clients with general business and corporate representation, employment law, business planning, estate planning and probate.
Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Stephanie represented business clients at Radix Law as well as founded and managed her own … Read More
Stand for Something and Respect Opinions
Have a viewpoint. Stand for something. If you don't, you stand for nothing at all.
We don't have to agree with others all of the time. But when you don't, be respectful. Agree to disagree. You learn more from dialogue with someone you don't agree with than with someone you agree with.
Plus, none of us are right all of the time. If someone says something that makes you potentially … Read More
Jaburg Wilk Attorneys and Volunteer Support Ronald McDonald House Charities
Jaburg Wilk’s family law group supports Ronald McDonald House Charities. On May 23, family law attorneys and team members from Jaburg Wilk, along with a few other volunteers, prepared a “Meals that Heals” dinner for families staying at the Cambridge location of the Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix. The law firm also collected and delivered cleaning supplies from the RMH wish list and DVDs to be … Read More
Educate Yourself to Achieve Excellence (and repeat)
Last week I spoke to the need for continuous self-improvement. Part of that is continually learning throughout your lifetime.
I have mentioned before that my firm has The JW Way, which encapsulates the firm’s unique culture (http://www.jaburgwilk.com/mission-statement). JW Way fundamental 17 is “Be relentless about continuous improvement.” This fundamental speaks to … Read More
Your effort at what you do for a living is everything. You may be smarter, but you can be outworked by someone with less intelligence.
When you were young (and sometimes - to your detriment - when you were older) your mother told you how smart you are. For many, by the time they become teenagers, it changes to you’re smart and if you would just apply yourself you would get better grades. … Read More
Always Strive to Improve Yourself
You can do better. You can be better. Always. If you don't think so you are only fooling yourself. You must invest in yourself.
If you put your money in a can and bury it in your backyard, it will earn nothing. If you invest these funds instead, they will have the chance to grow. The corollary is if you do not take the time to improve yourself, to learn, you will become stagnant and, in this … Read More
Have Fun at Work!
Fun at work? Exactly. If you can't have fun at work, then why are you there? Fun and good work do go together. A joke can even reduce tension during stressful times at work. We all know the saying "Laughter is the best medicine" and inherently know it is true.
This doesn't mean you feel like you have time to joke around with co-workers every day, but, if you think about those type of days, … Read More
Preparation is Key
Recently, I called a client to set up a block of time to prepare for mediation. The client didn’t understand why we needed to meet and thought you just go in and see if the dispute can be settled or not. This common misconception regarding mediation speaks to an important topic: preparation.
I had to explain to the client that the two most important times in a lawsuit are mediation and trial. … Read More