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The Friday Five

Five Things That Slow Growth in a Law Firm

By | Jul.07.17 | No Comments

Many lawyers who own their own firms are frustrated by a lack of growth compared to other firms. I often hear “It’s too hard,” “That firm has a secret sauce,” “They get better cases” or …Continue reading »


Comedy in the Courtroom

How Learning Improv Gives Lawyers an Edge

By | Jul.06.17 | 2 Comments

Paul Farahvar on stage at the Laugh Factory. (Photo courtesy of Paul Farahvar.) There are places where you can tell a joke and places where you definitely shouldn’t. Generally, the courtroom is not the first choice …Continue reading »


Managing Uncertainty

Seven Business Lessons for Lawyers from Improv Comedy

By | Jul.06.17 | No Comments

Good improv comics have an ability to walk onto a stage and connect with an audience effortlessly. It may seem like this is because of their innate acting talent, but that’s only part of it. …Continue reading »


Content Under Pressure

Proofreading and Mindfulness: Bringing a Nonjudgmental Observer to Your Copy

By | Jul.05.17 | 1 Comment

With spellcheckers and online grammar guardians such as Grammarly, proofreading has become a nostalgic pastime for some writers. But proofreading is more than spotting typographical errors; it is a chance to impartially consider usage and …Continue reading »


Tech Tips Friday

Legal Technology Spending: Biggest Money-Wasters

By | Jun.30.17 | No Comments

The internet is really helpful at listing common ways people waste their money. But legal technology spending is a bit trickier to control than your gym fees or cable bill. Even when it’s just you …Continue reading »


Business Development

Are You Woke to Cultural Marketing?

By | Jun.29.17 | No Comments

In a country with increasingly diverse demographics, effective marketing must appeal to but not insult any group. Sticking to One’s Own People may be most comfortable consulting a lawyer in their own demographic, but that isn’t always …Continue reading »


Well Said!

Your Client’s Billing Problem May Be a ‘Fit’ Problem

By | Jun.28.17 | No Comments

Much has been written about clients’ reactions to escalating legal costs, but what are the implications of a client challenging individual billing entries? It may not be about billing at all, but about how well …Continue reading »


New Associates

Three Tips to Overcome Impostor Syndrome as a Young Associate

By | Jun.27.17 | 1 Comment

Athletes often discuss the fact that each time they advance to the next level the game “speeds up.” The leap from high school to college ball is a significant one. Players are bigger, faster and …Continue reading »


Are you really reaching your customer?

Consumer Targeting: Knowing Your Ideal Client Can Elevate Your Practice

By | Jun.26.17 | No Comments

On Sept. 1, 1994, a man named Marc Duke started The Original Pet Drink Co. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His vision? Provide flavored bottled water for pets, free of the chemicals found in tap water …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work

By | Jun.23.17 | No Comments

There are particular personality traits that make us good lawyers. For example, most lawyers are professional pessimists, able to spot the possible catastrophes in a transaction and anticipate a wide range of problems in any …Continue reading »