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What Good Are Law Firm Performance Reviews?

Our law firm has tried many different formats for performance reviews, but often we find we are doing reviews just to do reviews. In most cases, it's merely a repeat of the year before. Do you feel annual reviews are worthwhile? What is the best format? In this edition of "Ask the Experts," we hear from Association of Legal Administrators members Michael Cohen, Christine Hashemi and Renee Mahovsky. ... READ MORE

Originally published May 30, 2022
Last updated June 8, 2022
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How to Introduce Yourself

Following a recent post about networking, a reader asked, “What’s the best way to introduce yourself at a networking event?” What follows is for business contexts. For social etiquette, I’ll defer to Emily Post (or my late mother, who, while my siblings and I were growing up, we considered one and the same).

Originally published May 30, 2022
Last updated August 29, 2022
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How Euphemisms Improve Your Lawyering

Euphemisms are words or phrases used in place of other words that might offend the recipient of the message. The prefix eu- means “good.” Euphemisms substitute good language for what some might consider bad. Sometimes the communicator is sidestepping the truth, but, as an advocate, avoiding harsh language may benefit your case.

Originally published May 30, 2022
Last updated June 6, 2022
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