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At Attorney at Work, our goal is to give you everything you need to create a law practice — and a life — you love.

Law practice tips delivered daily. Each workday morning Attorney at Work subscribers receive a free Daily Dispatch email with a link to the day’s post — sound ideas on anything from getting clients to solving the “slammed with work but chronically short on time” dilemma. We help you get a grip on cloud computing, find the best legal apps first, get found on the Internet and create your own strategy to repel those baddies, burnout and workplace bullies.

Just ask the experts. At Attorney at Work, our contributors know their stuff. Authors from the vanguard of law practice management zero in on exactly what you need to get your law practice off the bunny slope and up to the Black Diamonds. And if today’s dispatch doesn’t address today’s burning question for you, never fear. You can search all of their articles (more than 1000 so far) in the Daily Dispatch Archives. The material you find at Attorney at Work is all original — the real deal — from the best in the business (check out our Experts pages for everyone’s bio.) And there’s more to us than daily posts. You’ll also find a bunch of additional features:

  • Monthly columnists with productivity, online marketing, solo practice, business development and power tech tips.
  • Profiles of “Enterprising Lawyers”, engaged in creating the legal profession of tomorrow.
  • Our “Ask the Experts” series with top-notch advice from members of the Association of Legal Administrators and Legal Marketing Association.
  • The Bookstore, with titles on topics like leadership, the future of the profession, solo practice, people management, legal marketing and legal technology.
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Behind Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work was created in 2010 by a team of practice management experts and communicators:

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton has been helping lawyers think differently about the business of practicing law since 1984. She consults with legal organizations, lawyers and law firm management groups on their various roles as lawyers, leaders and businesspeople. Merrilyn has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Master of Science in Legal Administration program and has lectured at the University of Colorado Law School. A founder and early president of the Legal Marketing Association, she was inducted into the inaugural class of the LMA Hall of Fame in 2007. In 1996, she became a Fellow of the international College of Law Practice Management and subsequently served as President of the Board of Trustees for three terms. A respected author and speaker, Merrilyn was Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice magazine for nine years. Contact her at merrilyn@attorneyatwork.com(Read Merrilyn’s articles on Attorney at Work here.)

Joan Feldman is an editor and writer who has created, steered and contributed to myriad leading practice management publications over more than 25 years. As editorial director at Feldcomm, her clients have included the American Bar Association (where she was managing editor of Law Practice magazine for more than a dozen years), American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Trade Show Executive. In 2013, she became a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. Joan manages content, directs processes and consults on strategy and direction with a relentless inclination for the leading edge. Contact her at joan@attorneyatwork.com and follow her at @joanHfeldman(Read Joan’s articles on Attorney at Work here.) 

Mark Feldman is an award-winning art director and publisher. He is president of Feldcomm, a Chicago-based design communications and custom publishing firm, and a founder of Trade Show Executive Media. His work has been recognized by the American Center for Design 100 Show, Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, New York Art Directors Club Annual, Corporate Identity, AIGA Annual, the Boston Art Directors Club Annual, APEX, TABBIE and Folio: Magazine Ozzie Award. Contact him at mark@attorneyatwork.com.

Joy M. White is Senior Editor at Attorney at Work and a contributing author. As principal of JMW Editorial Services, Joy is an editor and writer who has been crafting publications, features and marketing materials for more than two decades. Joy was previously editor of the ABA’s Law Practice magazine, as well as managing editor of research publications for The Appraisal Institute.

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