Legal Sanity aims to help lawyers get unstuck so they can work smart and live fully. Culling ideas and insights from thinkers in different fields, Arnie Herz engages readers in a dialogue on (re)designing the lawyer and client experience. A graduate of the University of Michigan (BA 1984) and Fordham Law School (JD 1991), Arnie began his career as a big firm litigator and then moved to a successful Wall Street partnership. In 2000, he started his own firm and now handles a range of matters for a diverse group of clients in addition to serving as a mediator. Arnie launched Legal Sanity Programs in 2004, offering workshops, seminars and keynotes to lawyers and other service professionals. His signature approach to client relationships and counseling has been featured in a number of distinguished publications, including the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, the ABA Journal, The Complete Lawyer and The New York Law Journal. In 2006, legal sanity won a Blawg Review Award for Best Mentoring Law Blog.
Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com