Law Firm Culture


a curmudgeon's perspective

Dress for Excess

By | Oct.23.12 | 1 Comment

The other day, Oriella, one of the young legal secretaries, wore these sandal-type shoes with long leather straps wrapping up to mid-calf. I thought they looked pretty, and a littl[...]

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Taking Care of Yourself

You’re Being Bullied: Now What?

By | Sep.19.12 | 2 Comments

Yes, a law firm can be a pretty difficult place to work. You’ve gathered together and granted power to people with expensive educations in … well, winning. And that can be les[...]

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Take Care of Yourself

Are You Being Bullied?

By | Aug.30.12 | 1 Comment

A law firm can be a pretty difficult place to work. You've gathered together and granted power to people with expensive educations in ... well, winning. In all of its various manif[...]

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Law Practice Management

Don’t Tolerate Jerks

By | Aug.15.12 | No Comments

News flash: Jerks, it seems, are everywhere. Yes, it's true, including in law firms. The ABA Journal's recent  "No Jerks" piece, as well as Bill Cobb and Terry Conner's "Why Sho[...]

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Professionalism

The True Meaning of Partnership

By | Jun.27.12 | 2 Comments

When I began consulting, it was my plan to focus on working with corporations. But one of the first calls I received was from the managing partner of one of the international acco[...]

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Business Development

Ten Ways Small Firms Can Compete

By | Dec.08.11 | 4 Comments

Turbulence in the legal profession, and the business world itself, make these difficult and unusual times. The loss or consolidation of so many venerable law firms has altered the [...]

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