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 an Army veteran who served on active duty in 1991 and then from 2008 to 2009 who was seeking a service-connected major depressive disorder rating in excess of 30%.
The appeal was resolved through a joint motion to remand.
This case involves a survivor’s claim for entitlement to Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC). The appellant’s late-husband served in the US Air Force from 1964 – 1984, and passed away from a rare form of non-Hodgkins lymphom…
This case involved a US Army veteran (1967 to 1971) who was seeking service connection for hypertension, congestive heart failure, Type II diabetes, stroke, and atrial fibrillation due to agent orange exposure in Thailand during the Vietnam war.
In January 2021, the loss of use of a reproductive organ for SMC purposes was the focus of a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals Veterans Claims issued a precedential opinion in Bria v. Wilkie.
The panel consisted of Judge Mere…
In January 2021, the VA rating for prostate cancer was the focus of a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals Veterans Claims issued a precedential opinion in Bailey v. Wilkie.
The panel consisted of Chief Judge Bartley (who…
Bold and unapologetically honest, Pam Keith is a refreshing political voice you need to follow right now.
She smoothly articulates the most rocky and controversial topics of our time. It is no surprise that this attorney with 25 years of expe…
In November 2020, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals Veterans Claims issued a precedential opinion in Holmes v. Wilkie.
In it, the Court laid out a road map for Veterans trying to get the correct VA rating for migraines…