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On Balance

Small Matters: I Never Said I Would Do That

By | Nov.13.14 | No Comments

In some high-volume practices, a typical engagement can be very small. Some solo lawyers make a practice out of hundreds of single-hour consultations. For lawyers in these consulta[...]

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Solo Anxiety: It All Works Out in the End

By | Nov.12.14 | 2 Comments

One of the biggest challenges a solo practitioner has is managing the anxiety of not having a guaranteed steady income or client work. I’ve had open client files all year, but t[...]

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Curmudgeon's Perspective

Senior Staff Performance — It’s Been a Long Time

By | Nov.11.14 | No Comments

I hired Pat over 30 years ago, and she has worked either with me or in association with me ever since. She never was a great legal secretary, but she's reasonably bright, loyal and[...]

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Reach Your LinkedIn Goals

By | Nov.10.14 | 2 Comments

Using LinkedIn is a lot like any other business development activity. If you don't know what your goal is, and plan a strategy for achieving it, you won't accomplish much. At l[...]

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Lawyer Marketing Quick-Start Steps

By | Nov.07.14 | No Comments

Sometimes it seems the only business problem you really have is knowing how to get more clients. Sure, people talk about marketing plans, but exactly what plans should you be makin[...]

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Get to the Point

Windyfoggery and Other Writing Tips from the Master

By | Nov.06.14 | No Comments

Theodore Bernstein created an analog to the economic maxim that bad money drives out good: bad words tend to drive out good ones. Bernstein, a journalist and professor, wrote or c[...]

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