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Perched Above and In the Trenches

Thomson Reuters - Legal Solutions Blog By Kimberly Leach Johnson

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Newspapers have been trumpeting the coming dawn of the cloning age for a couple of decades now. It’s beginning to feel like an empty promise. As the chair of Quarles & Brady, a national AmLaw 200 firm that touts more than 500 attorneys across offices that span from the nation’s capital, to the heart of the Midwest, to the deserts of Arizona—as well as a large estate, trust, and wealth planning practice in my home office of Naples, Florida—I could use another me to help out.

Science has not yet caught up to my professional needs, however, so I am forced to employ more practical time management considerations. Juggling such disparate, and sometimes even competing, interests—the national versus the local, the macro versus the micro, the adminstrative versus the legal—can be challenging, without doubt, but also presents unique opportunities for growth and perspective beyond “that which does not kill you . . . .”