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LinkedIn Jobs: If You Post It, They Will Come

I just hired a great new employee using LinkedIn Jobs. It turned out to be an incredibly easy and effective way to identify good candidates and fill the position with a minimum of effort. Deciding between candidates was the only tough part of ...

Vivian Manning - August 29, 2011
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Are You an Entrepreneurial Attorney?

Even though you went to law school and have spent your career so far practicing law, the truth is, you actually run your own small business—regardless of the size of your firm. And while you may like to think of your practice as a runs-itself ...

Mike O'Horo - August 23, 2011
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Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Lawyers

When I was growing up, among my favorite heroes were Atticus Finch, Perry Mason and Clarence Darrow. Yes, I know it could have had something to do with Gregory Peck, Raymond Burr and Spencer Tracey. But to me they represented an ideal of what ...

Otto Sorts - August 16, 2011
Seven Principles for Smart Decisions

On the legal gossip sites, we can watch careers—and entire firms—rise and fall and wonder, "What in the world were they thinking?" In his new book, Tough Calls from the Corner Office, Harlan Steinbaum asks just this question to ...

Harlan Steinbaum - June 22, 2011
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Five Nifty LinkedIn Tips

If you are only using your LinkedIn profile as an online resume, then you're missing the boat! Merrilyn Astin Tarlton has five extremely useful tips for using LinkedIn to boost your business development.

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - June 21, 2011
Why It Pays to Treat Job Candidates Well

The stories are legion. Lawyers apply for posted positions, sweating every detail of their resume and cover letter, and never hear back from the firm. Even worse, candidates make it through the screening process, interview with firm lawyers, ...

Wendy Werner - June 15, 2011
The Cost of Switching Law Firms

If you are a partner considering a move to another firm, you probably have two main reasons. The first almost always involves money. The second usually concerns personality factors or firm culture. That’s shorthand for “I’m ...

Roy S. Ginsburg - June 6, 2011
Graduation Season Survival Kit

Spring is time for new beginnings and sweet endings. If you’re not choosing a wedding gift for a June bride, you’re writing a check for a graduating nephew or two. There’s just something about this time of year that fills us with a sense of ...

The Editors - May 27, 2011
It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid!

What a strange time to be a lawyer, and worse yet, to be in law school. I suspect that many law students are beginning to feel they are earning a degree in sheepherding, or buggy whip manufacturing. It’s not just the economy. That would be ...

Bruce W. Marcus - May 12, 2011
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Knock Out Burnout! 10 Helpful Stressbusters

Does your old friend adrenalin no longer give you the burst of energy and focus you need? Is it not only that you aren’t motivated, but that you don’t care that you’re not motivated? Do you feel apathy and inertia oozing into every cell? Burnout ...

Sheila Blackford - May 9, 2011
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