November/December 2020

Future Proofing

Dialing in a New Year: Resolutions for Change

Dan Pinnington & Reid Trautz

One of the best cartoons we saw this year pictured Doc Brown sitting with Marty McFly in the time-traveling DeLorean. The cartoon caption has Doc saying to Marty, “Whatever you do, never ever visit 2020.” 2020 has been a difficult year, both personally and professionally, for most lawyers we know. It’s a terrible year where many things seemed out of control and many aspects of our lives were forever changed. Let’s resolve to make 2021 a better year for each of us.

Now is the best time to plan for next year. To reflect on the events of the past year and to set new goals for the coming year. To be prepared for new twists and turns. To make it the best year possible. The pandemic need not continue to take its toll on our lives if we work to overcome the debilitating effects. Create goals to counteract that impact and work to achieve those that make you and your firm even better.

In your personal lives, you have likely set new goals and plans for new activities. We strongly believe that investing in your preferred professional future is also worth your time and energy in the coming year. We encourage you to set several resolutions to future proof your practice. From smaller, easier activities to larger challenges, here is a list of possibilities to consider.

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