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How to Be Successful at Succession Planning

Mark Twain is said to have remarked, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” That quote came to mind when I heard about a new book by veteran law firm consultant John W. Olmstead, “The Lawyer's Guide to Succession ...

Roy S. Ginsburg - March 30, 2016

Ditching Paper? MacSparky to the Rescue

The e-book Paperless, self-published by attorney David Sparks (aka @MacSparky), has won an Apple iBookstore “Best of 2012” award. Okay, so it’s 2014, and I’m a bit late to the parade. But seriously, better late than never: This is one you ...

Heidi Alexander - January 17, 2014
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New Lawyers: Tips for Honing Interpersonal Skills

In Thrive: A New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice, Desiree Moore guides law firm associates through the maze of firm life: the hierarchy, assignments, getting work organized and completed, and generally behaving like a lawyer who aims ...

Desiree Moore - June 11, 2013
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Wise Lawyers Don’t Eat Junk

Stop! Put down that maple-drizzled oat-pecan scone and back away, slowly. Now think: Are those 440 empty calories worth of sugar, fat and carbs truly the best way for a lawyer to refuel in the afternoon? While you chew on that, consider what Jen ...

Jennifer Sacheck - May 1, 2013
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Partnership: It’s Not Just Lawyering Anymore

When you're an associate receiving positive feedback for your intelligence, diligence, and impeccable work product, it's hard to fathom the need to start learning an entirely different set of skills for the later phases of your career. But ...

Marian Lee - April 2, 2013

Finding Experts and Verifying Their Credentials on the Web

When you’re in need of an expert to serve as a witness in your case, to consult on a special matter, or perhaps even to serve as a speaker at your bar seminar, where do you look? Your first instinct may be to use a search engine, or to search a ...

Carole Levitt - December 20, 2012

Be Younger Next Year

I wanted to be a lawyer even when I was a little kid, and I was right. I loved the practice. Absolutely loved it. Hell, I loved law school, which is weird. But after 25 years, mostly as a litigation partner at Davis Polk in New York, I quit. ...

Chris Crowley - November 13, 2012
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Engaging on Twitter: Be a Follower

In his much-anticipated ABA book Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers, Jared Correia says the best use of Twitter, and the one most calculated to drive your practice forward, is to engage with others with whom you share similar interests. One of the ...

Jared Correia - October 30, 2012

What Not to Talk About On Video

In his new book, Secrets of Lawyer Video Marketing in the Age of YouTube, trial lawyer Gerry Oginski lays out the dos and don'ts of creating effective videos for your law practice—the kind that compel viewers to actually call and hire ...

Gerry Oginski - July 11, 2012

The Three-Part Power Hour

In their best-selling book Time Management for Attorneys: A Lawyer’s Guide to Decreasing Stress, Eliminating Interruptions & Getting Home on Time, Shawn McNalis and Mark Powers offer strategies to manage your most scarce resource. Here, ...

Shawn McNalis - June 21, 2012