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Your Money

Understanding Your Law Firm’s Employee Benefits and Perks

By | Feb.21.18 | No Comments

If you’re an associate or other employee at a law firm, you want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of the benefits your firm offers. And if you’re a partner in a smaller firm, …Continue reading »


Managing

Flight Restriction: How Law Firms and the TSA Struggle with Security

By | Feb.20.18 | No Comments

The history of air travel in America is endlessly fascinating. And consider: All of that has been built up in just over 100 years. But it’s clear that what has had the largest effect on …Continue reading »


WELL-BEING

Lawyers with ADD: A Problem or an Advantage?

By | Feb.19.18 | No Comments

In my work as a psychologist, most lawyers and law students who talk to me about their attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are typically under a fair amount of stress due to their symptoms. …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

What Does the Future of Diversity Hold for Law Firms?

By | Feb.16.18 | No Comments

Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking at Legalweek 2018. The conference, sponsored by ALM, is a re-imagining of LegalTech, an industry conference that began in 1982. Its new incarnation, Legalweek, started in 2017 …Continue reading »


Analog Attorney

Pocket Notebooks: The Productivity App You Need

By | Feb.15.18 | No Comments

David Allen’s Getting Things Done productivity method has been wildly popular since its debut in 2001. “Capture” is one of the most important steps in the GTD process, and nothing captures ideas faster than pocket …Continue reading »


PLAY TO WIN

Make the Most of Business Development Meetings

By | Feb.14.18 | No Comments

Over the years, I’ve conducted thousands of client interviews to gather feedback on outside counsel. The discussion frequently turns to how a firm first started representing the client, leading to stories about what lawyers do …Continue reading »


Work With Your Strengths

For Business Development, Do What Comes Naturally

By | Feb.13.18 | 1 Comment

It is no secret that business development is a necessary component of the business of law. Whether a solo practitioner or a member of a large firm, you have a level of responsibility for maintaining …Continue reading »


PRESENTATION SKILLS UPGRADE

Confidence Is Personal: Being a Better Public Speaker

By | Feb.12.18 | No Comments

“Why can’t I be more like [insert name of your favorite speaker]?” When lawyers ask this question, it usually means they’ve been on their feet in court or presenting to potential clients and it didn’t go …Continue reading »


Friday Tech Tips

Three Takeaways from Legalweek 2018

By | Feb.09.18 | No Comments

Will artificial intelligence be “bigger than fire”? Is anything hotter than cybersecurity? Will swag make a comeback? For this edition of Friday Tech Tips, we asked Larry Bridgesmith, Christy Burke, Andrea Cannavina, Sean Doherty, Justin …Continue reading »


On Balance

Your Law Practice Renovation, Part 2

By | Feb.08.18 | No Comments

In last month’s post, “Kick Off the New Year with a Practice Renovation,” we discussed starting the year with a renewed ethics drive and addressing common problem areas like advertising, insurance and file closures. Picking …Continue reading »