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Calming Down an Angry Client

You know the scenario. It’s the end of the day. The phone rings and you pick it up knowing you really shouldn't. You should just let it go to voicemail, pack up your laptop and go home. “What the bleep is this?” are the first words you ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - December 13, 2010

Who’s the Boss—You or the Beep?

Stop the insanity! Give yourself, your productivity and your jangled nerves a break and just turn off the new e-mail message pop-up. You will be surprised, even awed, by how much more work you will get done without pop-ups and beeps interrupting ...

Dan Pinnington - December 10, 2010

Delegating Done Right: Context Is Key

You’re overbooked, overworked and overwhelmed. You need help from an associate or two, or perhaps a team of lawyers. You need to delegate. Here are a few key things to keep in mind.

Steven Taylor - December 6, 2010

Adding an RSS Reader to Your Daily Life

Do you have a tech-savvy friend who always seems to know things days before everyone else? RSS readers, whether web-based like Google Reader or application-based, allow us to consume the exact information we want, faster. Here are tips on what ...

Steve Matthews - December 6, 2010
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Do You Think I Should Go to Law School?

It has happened to all of us. It is flattering but also a little scary, frankly. Someone you know (or the child, brother, wife, friend of someone you know) announces they are interested in going to law school and asks for your advice. What do ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - December 6, 2010
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Buried in Business Cards?

You’re just back from lunch, redolent of Chicken Tikka  Masala and sporting fat jacket pockets lined with the business cards from your new client’s colleagues. Or you’re finally emptying your bags from vacation when … surprise … ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - August 11, 2010
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Client Development: Ditch the Inertia

Okay. Really. You know you've got to get more aggressive about bringing in new clients. As Mom used to say, "Those bills aren't going to pay themselves!" But where to start?

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - June 3, 2010
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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