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Best Way to Improve Your Law Firm’s Profitability?

By | Apr.29.15 | 1 Comment

Question: We’re all working hard to increase revenue from new business and reduce overall spending, but we just can’t seem to improve the bottom line. What is the best thing we can do to improve the …Continue reading »


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Who Cares About Martindale-Hubbell?

By | Mar.03.15 | 1 Comment

Question: Does anyone still refer to lawyer directories such as Martindale-Hubbell when looking for a lawyer? Should we still be considering inclusion in directories like these? Jim Jarrell: I’m my opinion: No. For what it’s worth, in …Continue reading »


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Can You Be a Better Boss?

By | Feb.25.15 | No Comments

Question: From a firm administrator’s perspective, what could a lawyer do to be a better boss? Sharon Abrahams: Lawyers are saddled with one of the most important jobs related to the supervision of their administrative staff: providing …Continue reading »


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Does Social Media Really Work as a Marketing Tool?

By | Jan.08.15 | 1 Comment

Question: I read so much about lawyers engaging in social media, but I see little evidence of its effectiveness. How is social media being used by lawyers in a way that is beneficial? Stacy A. Smith: …Continue reading »


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I Hate Public Speaking! Is It Worth the Effort?

By | Dec.15.14 | 4 Comments

Question: I hate public speaking, but I do it because I’m told it’s good marketing. But when I take days to prepare for a single speech that brings me no new business, I’m inclined to …Continue reading »


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Gender Bias: Time to Leave Your Law Firm?

By | Nov.20.14 | No Comments

Question: I’m a young female lawyer working in a midsize law firm. It’s fairly obvious that women are treated as second-class citizens around here. Are there ways that you have seen to effectively battle this …Continue reading »


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What ‘Creative Perks’ Boost Morale?

By | Nov.05.14 | No Comments

Question: For a smaller firm without a huge budget, what kinds of “creative perks” could we offer employees to show appreciation, to help boost morale and motivation? Lori Ann DeMayo: As a small firm, we are always …Continue reading »


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Embarrassed About Your Elevator Speech?

By | Oct.29.14 | No Comments

Question: I need help with my “elevator speech.” When I begin to tell people about my practice, I tend to get flustered and embarrassed. Do you have any advice that would help me feel more …Continue reading »


How to Handle Disagreements in the Law Office

By | Oct.01.14 | No Comments

Question: Do you have any recommendations for dealing with disagreements between co-workers? I don’t mean just staff. Sometimes it is even an issue among the lawyers in our firm. What’s the best way to get …Continue reading »


Shy? How to Make It in a Networking World

By | Sep.08.14 | 1 Comment

Question: I’m an inexperienced lawyer, and naturally timid. How can I be expected to thrive in a networking environment? What’s the best way to follow up after meeting someone new? When should I ask for …Continue reading »