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Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. Over the course of his 35-year career he was a solo practitioner, corporate lawyer, legal editor, Legal Aid staff attorney and insurance risk manager. Today he helps lawyers and firms put more mojo in their practice through marketing, work-life balance and reclaiming passion for what they do. He is available for consultations, retreats and presentations.

Your Ultimate 2017 Christmas Gift List

Looking for ideas for your Christmas shopping list? You’ve come to the right place. But be forewarned: holiday gifting these days is not like it was 10 years ago – or even 10 minutes ago. For instance, instead of a Red Ryder BB Gun, modern kids want a NERF Rival MXVII-10K Nemesis Blaster. And it… Read More

Lawyers Mutual Ranks the Top Christmas Films

Forty years ago, lawyers in North Carolina had a special reason to celebrate at Christmas. After suffering through a protracted crisis where malpractice insurance was difficult or impossible to obtain, they happily discovered a gift of liability protection under their tree. It came from a brand-new company ca… Read More

The Lawyer With A Million Briefcases

I once shared space with a lawyer who had more briefcases than the law should allow. He had expensive leather models with brass hardware and cheap plastic satchels patched with duct tape. Some were so full they were about to explode. Others were almost empty. Strictly speaking, they weren’t all briefcas… Read More

Top 10 Traffic Hotspots in the U.S.

If you’re complaining about your daily commute to Raleigh on I-40 or to Charlotte on the I-485 beltway, be thankful you’re not in Fairfax County, Virginia. Commuters on the Washington-Fredericksburg stretch of I-95 have to endure four major traffic jams each day. Or you could be in Los Angeles, wh… Read More

Weekend Facebook Posts Bring Best Results

To get the maximum impact from your next Facebook post, schedule it for Saturday or Sunday between noon and 1 PM. If you’ve got something to share on LinkedIn, post it in the middle of the week between 5 and 6 PM. And if you want to post something light and entertaining, do it on Friday when people are … Read More

How to Cut a Bad Client Loose

Some clients are bad news, and your best move is to cut ties with them as soon as possible. Otherwise you risk going down with the ship. Consider this case from Pennsylvania. A client went down to the Allegheny Township magistrate’s office to pay a fine, only to find himself short of cash when he got the… Read More