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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
Be the World’s Most Client-Accessible Lawyer

If a doctor can diagnose a patient’s condition without actually being in the same room, a lawyer can provide advice and services in the same way. Think about transforming the “where” and “how” of your law practice and becoming extraordinarily ...

Jordan Furlong - June 14, 2011
Looking at Pictures

It’s Friday, and the end of a very long week. Let’s just kick back, cool off  and have a little intellectual fun learning the easy way: through pictures! 1. Visualize Health. First up, compare and contrast health conditions and risk factors in ...

The Editors - June 10, 2011
Planning for Flat-Fee Billing

Thoughtful planning will be the key to making flat-fee billing, or any other billing method, viable and successful. And no matter how you change your billing practices, timekeeping will play a critical role. Yes, clients can perceive the value ...

Frederick J. Esposito Jr. - May 24, 2011
Feeling a Little List-less?

It’s Friday! If you’re anything like us, you have a long list of must-do’s and want-to-do’s for the coming weekend. Before you ease on out the office door and start checking things off that list, take a peek at this ...

The Editors - May 13, 2011
Demographic Business Development

Successful practices identify specific client groups and focus business development efforts there. But, being lawyers, we tend to classify clients according to their legal needs rather than by criteria that are far more relevant to clients: ...

Jordan Furlong - March 21, 2011
Tapping Trends to Build New Business

Each year, we research and identify the current trends in the business of practicing law. Frequently, however, I’m reminded that seeing the trends is only the first step. The second is answering the important question, “What does it mean to me?” ...

Bob Denney - February 9, 2011
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Freelance Attorney: 5 Personal Characteristics for Success

Like any solo business, freelance lawyering requires hard work and determination.

Donna Seyle - February 7, 2011
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Chris Rock, Esq.?

Well, you’re right. It does require quite a feat of mental gymnastics to picture comedian Chris Rock at home in the practice of law. But he uses a technique that most lawyers could profit by using, too. In Rock’s world, the ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - March 19, 2010
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