Earlier this year, I tested an idea – what if a group of lawyers grabbed a virtual cup of coffee every Monday morning and chatted about their progress building a profitable law firm that prioritizes the attorney’s well being?
If you hear the phrase, lawyers with a purpose, what is your immediate reaction?
Do you roll your eyes? Yawn? Close this page and find something else to read?
I’ll be honest, the first time a business coach told me that my law practice…
“I am not happy doing what I’m doing.”
I’ve had that thought several times in my life. We all have – I hope.
In fact, the thought that I was unhappy doing what I was doing was the thought that led me to law school.
“To be a good lawyer, one has to be a healthy lawyer.”
So begins an August 2017 report from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.
The problem with this statement, however, is that it is a false comparison.
In today’s episode, I’m going to give you a quick introduction to the case of Cook v. Wilkie, a November 2018 precedential decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This case is big: it involves when and h…
Taking care of your law firm’s most important asset.
Law is a service business. We help people resolve the disputes which impact their ability to live.
That makes your law firm’s most important asset … you.
This case involves the application of a duplicitous legal standard by the BVA to a veteran’s TDIU appeal, in what is called a “reasons and bases” error by the Board of Veterans Appeals.
While it favored a VA C&P medical opinion…
This case involves several issues but centered around two: the veteran’s entitlement to increased TBI (Traumatic-Brain-Injury) and migraine ratings.
ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC (TBI & Migraine Ratings).
The veteran in this case was in a c…
ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC: PTSD rating higher than 50-percent.
The veteran appealed to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) seeking a PTSD rating higher than 50-percent. The VA had performed a VA C&P examination and opinion in January 2019. Rely…
As we approach Black History Month and Women’s History Month, I am presented with an opportunity to write about a Black woman. So, I chose me!
I am an Afro-Latina who also identifies as Black. On my census bureau application last y…
Dear Veteran, We the People, the 79.8 million of us, voted that temporary economic stability should not come at the expense of Black, Hispanic, frontline workers, the immuno-compromised, and elderly lives. We demanded that the unity of our country m…
Racist Ideas, Attitudes, and Behavior
On March 1, 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it proposed disciplinary action against three Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) attorneys and two judges who had repeatedly sent racist…
By: Yalitza Ledgister, writing for “The Bridge”
One day my son came home from school and, pointing to his brown arms, asked, “Mom, why can’t I have white skin?”
After the initial shock and parent-fail slap wore off, I…