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Get involved in an organization for
lawyers, e .g ., BCBA .
- Frank Mazzeo, Esq,
Ryder, Mazzeo & Konieczny LLC
My one piece of advice as a new
solo practitioner would be to get
a good mentor .
- David J. Juall, Esq
Work-Life Balance
Try and spend more time with family .
- Barbara N. Lyons, Esq,
Bucks County Mediation and
Arbitration Center
Spend time with your family .
Life is too short .
- Samuel C. Totaro, Jr. Esq,
Curtin & Heefner LLP
Take vacation time . It's as simple as that .
Vacation is meant to recharge and no
matter what the managing partner says,
you should not work during vacation . It
won't matter if you make partner if you're
too burned-out to be effective .
- Gina F. Rubel, Esq,
Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
The Law is a Jealous Mistress . This idiom,
believed by and religiously followed by
many, including myself; I would write and
suggest that making time for my family is
more important .
- Adrian L. Meyer, Esq
Do not allow the profession to become
all-encompassing . Make time for your
family, friends and self .
- Christopher B. Chandor, Esq,
Doylestown Commerce Center
Other advice for practicing
law and life...
Be confident and don't sweat
the small stuff .
- Jeffrey A. Liebmann, Esq,
Liebmann Family Law
Learn patience... if you don't
already have it .
- Kevin Hand, Esq,
KRH Law
I would tell myself to speak up for
myself more and not accept every single
assignment from my firm . I would question
more and advocate for myself .
- Kathy Thomas, Esq,
High Swartz LLP
Working with others in the profession
Client Interactions
Listen to your clients, but don't believe
everything they say .
- J. Todd Savarese, Esq,
Savarese Law Office
Be cautious when accepting clients who
have gone through prior attorneys .
- Greg Emmons, Esq,
Goldstein Law Partners
If a client (or co-worker or any other
person) makes you uncomfortable,
follow your instinct . You don't have to
take them as a client .
- Jessica Pritchard, Esq,
Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP
If you can't be bothered to accept a
retainer before accepting a new client,
you should not be bothered when that
client fails to pay their fee .
- Honorable (Retired) John Rufe
Court room
Do not be afraid to speak up in Court,
it is your responsibility, but always show
respect while doing so .
- Karen Ulmer, Esq,
Karen Ann Ulmer, PC
READ THE RULES . . . and trust
your intuitions . I know, I know,
that's 2 things!
- Kasey Daniel, Esq,
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
As a plaintiff's lawyer, avoid claims
and arguments that make it seem like
you're resorting to a " kitchen sink "
approach . Focus on your strongest
arguments, rather than spending too
much time litigating over issues that
don't have a significant chance of a
beneficial outcome .
- Honorable Jordan B. Yeager, Judge,
Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County
1 . Always be over-prepared whether it
is for a meeting with a client, judge or
opponent or for trial or a deposition;
and 2 . Be courteous to your opponent
even in the heat of a trial . Juries pay
attention to this as do judges and
ultimately, you get more flies with honey
so the saying goes... .
- Joanne D. Sommer, Esq,
Eastburn and Gray, PC
Working with other attorneys
I would tell myself not to take anything
personally . The opposing attorney is just
doing their job and your clients are your
clients - it's not you . Relax . Calm down
and try to keep emotions to a minimum .
Also remember there are multiple sides
to every story .
- Susan Levy Eisenberg, Esq
An oral commitment from someone you
trust is better than a detailed written
agreement with ones you don't know
whether to trust; be trustworthy and
look for trustworthiness in others .
- Robert Naragon, Esq
Talk less listen more .
- John K. Shaffer, Esq,
Law Office of Lester G. Weinraub
Treat others as you want to be treated .
Leave the place better than you found it .
- Nancy Larkin Taylor, Esq
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Trust . But verify .
- Steve Brush, Esq
It's all about truth - not winning or losing .
God is a just judge; seek His Truth, His
law is perfect .
- William A. Gross, Esq 
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