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Putting Your Personal Brand to the Test

By | Apr.09.14 | No Comments

Katy Goshtasbi provides an excellent yet simple definition of a personal brand: It's what people say about you behind your back. Essentially, it’s your reputation. As people h[...]

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Lawyers and CLE Courses: What Are You Really Doing?

By | Mar.10.14 | No Comments

As I looked out at the audience while teaching a CLE course recently, I started to wonder how many of them were there because they were interested in the material or because they j[...]

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Using Other Lawyers’ Content on Your Blog: Rein It In

By | Feb.13.14 | No Comments

When you like my blog work, I’m pleased. When you link to my site, I’m flattered. When you request a reprint, I’m delighted. When you rip off my work, even with an attribu[...]

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Going Brick-and-Mortar

By | Jan.13.14 | 3 Comments

Well, I took the plunge this past December and signed a lease for a brick-and-mortar office. I’d had a virtual office for almost two years, using a box at the UPS Store for my[...]

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Outsourcing for Beginners

By | Dec.10.13 | 1 Comment

When you open a solo law practice, especially early in your career, it’s easy enough to do everything yourself. Often you’re too poor to hire anyone anyhow, and if you haven’[...]

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Business Development: Strategically Showing Up

By | Nov.06.13 | No Comments

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about the importance of showing up — how regular contact with people and building relationships keeps you top of mind so potential clients [...]

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