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Friday Five

Five Ways to Think Differently About Stress

Instead of focusing on the circumstances causing your stress, try focusing on your perception of the circumstances.

Jamie Spannhake - October 19, 2018
collaboration

Five Tips for Finding a Killer Collaboration Tool for Your Law Firm

What are the options when it comes to enterprise collaboration tools for small and midsize law firms? Here are five tips to consider.

Michele Lange - September 7, 2018

Five Steps to Make It Rain: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

Let me tell you a story about a brainy brief writer. She was smart, hardworking and loved practicing law. But she had few clients of her own. This made her beholden to others at her firm. Over the years, she came to believe she could never be a ...

Heidi Nadel - April 6, 2018
Google Trends for Lawyers

Five Ways Lawyers Can Use Google Trends

If you can't afford a marketing agency or a full-time SEO professional, Google Trends can give you valuable insights into search trends — and generate ideas for your website, blog and social media content. While it’s not the best tool for ...

Julie Howell - February 2, 2018
work-life balance

Shoot for a Realistic Work-Life Balance in 2018

New Year's resolutions, like eating healthy or spending more time engaging with friends and family, are quickly abandoned when you're under constant scrutiny at work. (There's nothing like a civilized “Hunger Games,” right?) But you do have some ...

Link Christin - January 19, 2018
artificial intelligence and marketers

Artificial Intelligence for Legal Marketers

Several pundits declared 2017 “the year of artificial intelligence,” and with good reason. AI has entered our lives in so many ways, from how we interact with our phones to Amazon knowing what we’re likely to buy. But when it comes to legal ...

Mark T. Greene - January 5, 2018

Five Best Fit Tips to Take into the New Year

Now is the time that we reflect on our successes and failures of the past year — both professionally and personally — and plan for the upcoming year, setting goals for ourselves, our firms and our practices. As I think about 2017, I see many ...

Jamie Spannhake - December 29, 2017

Five Things That Slow Growth in a Law Firm

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 “Law firms that grow quickly must be doing something ...

Brooke Lively - December 27, 2017
kindness tenderness

Try a Little Tenderness

Seven years ago this month, Attorney at Work was born — unfurling the prospect of hundreds and hundreds of daily posts on law practice management issues of every variety. It was early days and the list of contributors was small. As the editors, ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - December 22, 2017
tax

Five Tax Benefits to Working From a Home Office

Some lawyers choose to limit overhead by working from home. They may arrange for supplemental virtual services and conference room access. While not every practice area may lend itself to working from home, technology has made this a more common ...

Theda C. Snyder - November 24, 2017