The Friday Five

Take Five Steps Up to Leadership

By | Aug.05.11 | No Comments

Sometimes it seems we’ve entered into a nationwide public critique of what is and is not good leadership. Whether it’s the senior partner’s latest edict, the qualifications of the practice group head, or the plays …Continue reading »


The Joys of

By | Aug.04.11 | No Comments

Let’s say you have a meeting scheduled with your client to review an important time-sensitive document. Moments before, your client calls to cancel because she’s caught at home during a snowstorm. At one time, you would …Continue reading »

Law Firm Networks

A Lawyer in Uzbekistan? We’ve Got That

By | Jul.25.11 | No Comments

For decades, law firm networks have helped lawyers build relationships, share referrals and learn all kinds of things from other lawyers outside their markets. Hundreds of networks exist, often organized around a certain type of law firm …Continue reading »


Using the iPad in Meetings

By | Jul.14.11 | 2 Comments

In his recent post, iPad for Lawyers: End of the PC?, Tom Mighell suggested the iPad can actually add value to the services you provide to your clients. He’s also pointed to some useful apps and iPad accessories. …Continue reading »

Five Reasons to Consider a Virtual Assistant

By | Jul.07.11 | No Comments

Most law offices are set up quite traditionally. Plenty of lawyers still use fax machines and many law offices still contain that ancient beast known as a stenograph. So it’s no surprise that lawyers tend to …Continue reading »

Conference Rooms in the Cloud

By | Jun.13.11 | No Comments

Collaborating with clients used to be a face-to-face deal—taking place in your conference room or office, or perhaps a swank restaurant to impress. Now, communication with clients mostly happens virtually, with emails and documents substituting …Continue reading »


Don’t Negotiate, Collaborate!

By | Jun.07.11 | No Comments

The process of forming an agreement is usually seen as negotiating—an adversarial process in which both parties try to “win.” You could call the result an “agreement for protection.” It’s easy for lawyers to slip into conflict with …Continue reading »


Revive Your Law School Study Group

By | May.23.11 | 1 Comment

Remember your law school study group? Unless you were doing your best to recreate the cutthroat world of “The Paper Chase,” you probably recall it fondly. Every member of the group took responsibility to canvass …Continue reading »