Lawyers are incredibly concerned about productivity. Given that they have a specific number of hours to bill, it is important that they feel productive. These men and women can’t escape the fact that their time must be accounted for.

Ask any attorney, having a productive workday is somewhat euphoric. But, let me say that a busy lawyer is not necessarily a good lawyer. But, a lawyer who has focus and feels accomplished enjoying their practice is usually a productive lawyer.

When I speak with my clients, I emphasize two values that are important to be productive.

A. Focus.

Begin with a focal…


Many attorneys are wistful for a turn of events in 2021. They think if they think positive that things will change and the foreboding. Here a few strategies I’ve heard.

Lester wrote an elaborate business plan. He is excited about what the new year will bring after a very difficult 2020.

Annie cleaned her desk completely so that she can start fresh. She says, “ I was tired of all of these stacks of paper that were going nowhere.

Phillip wrote a list of goals he really wanted to accomplish in 2021.

Beth wrote a list of affirmations and bought…


Michelle Wimes

Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer

Ogletree Deakins

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PAMELA: I’ll tell you, Michelle, your firm is, as you said, leading-edge. We had an opportunity to interview many, you know, AM100, AM200 firms and you certainly have set a stellar example, and I’m just so glad that we’re able to put this out so that- and I’ll actually share this with those firms so they can maybe see some ideas about what they can do to make- for gender equity, diversity, and inclusion. …


Michelle Wimes

Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer

Ogletree Deakins

Interview Transcript

PAMELA: Hi, my name is Pamela DeNeuve and welcome to Lawyer of the Week. I am very pleased today to introduce our guest, Michelle Wimes, who is the Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart PC. This segment, we’re going to be talking about Professional Development. We’re going to be talking about Diversity and Inclusion, and we’re going to be talking a little bit about gender equity and so forth, and Michelle really is an individual who’s on the front lines of this. We…


Leslie Gold McPadden

Counsellor at Law, LLC

Owner, LGM Injury Law

Interview Transcript

PAMELA: Hi, my name is Pamela DeNeuve and welcome to Lawyer of the Week. I am so pleased for our guest this week. It’s Leslie Gold McPadden and she is admitted in the New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the US District Court in the District of Connecticut. We’re very pleased to have her and let me tell you a little bit about Leslie. Leslie’s practice area includes a wide variety of litigation in all courts with an emphasis on personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance coverage. …


Matthias “Matt” Ohm

Attorney-at-Law

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Interview Transcript

PAMELA: My name is Pamela DeNeuve and welcome to Atlanta Lawyers on the Move. Today we are very privileged to have Matt Ohm. And Matt is admitted in the country of Germany, as well as the state of New York. And let me tell you a little bit about Matt. Matt is a German and US lawyer holding a US Masters of Law from the University of Georgia Law School. He obtained both his German and his US law license in 2015. Matt focuses his legal services on supporting foreign-owned business entities…


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PAMELA: Welcome to Lawyer of the Week. I am so pleased today that we have a group of dedicated women lawyers from South Africa. I know we have never had a group before but this is a very special group of women who are bright, who are very enthusiastic and I will tell you a little bit about why they are so enthusiastic and committed to their cause.

The “LSSA”, the Law Society of South Africa hosted a panel discussion on ‘achievable objectives for gender transformation in the legal profession’ during its 2016 AGM. The panel consisted of experienced…


Lee Wallace

Owner

The Wallace Law Firm, L.L.C.

Interview Transcript

PAMELA: Hi, my name is Pamela DeNeuve and welcome to Atlanta Lawyers on the Move. Today I am very pleased and honored to have our guest Lee Wallace and let me tell you a little bit about Lee. Lee Wallace represents whistle-blowers reporting fraud against the government and also handles plaintiffs’ side catastrophic injury and product liability cases. She is a registered mediator with the State of Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution and mediates at Bay Mediation. Lee is a past President of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers. Lee was…


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Pamela: Hi, my name is Pamela DeNeuve and welcome to Lawyer of the Week. Today I’m very pleased to introduce you to Edward “Ed” Andrew. And let me tell you a little bit about Edward. Edward is a serial entrepreneur, former English barrister and business consultant, and a career life trainer. Ed has founded businesses in Australia, the UK, India and Indonesia. He is a podcaster and does online training, seminars and workshops to help people manage and align their career and life. Ed currently lives in Sydney, Australia.

Hello, Ed. How are you today?

Edward: Hey…


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Pamela: Hi my name is Pamela DeNeuve and I’d like to welcome you to “The Lawyer of the Week.” This week I’m so pleased to introduce our lawyer of the week which is Diana Constantinidou and she’s in London. She is a registered European lawyer. I’d like to tell you a little bit more about her. She’s also a Cyprus qualified advocate and she’s a member of the Cyprus Bar Association. She is the managing director and founder of Chamber and also the founder of Diana has studied her law in the UK. She has LLB and…

Pamela DeNeuve

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