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Managing and Leading

Productivity Tips for the Modern Workplace

In Part One of his series on productivity in the modern global workplace, Paul Burton shares six strategies for leveraging distributed work environments.

Paul H. Burton - September 5, 2018

Five Ways to Make Meetings Matter

Here are five ways high-performing organizations run more productive meetings.

Elise Keith - August 10, 2018
work-life balance and managing your law firm

Want More Balance? Build a Better Team

In “Why Lawyers Really Struggle with Work-Life Balance,” I gave six steps to building a practice that runs smoothly and allows you to have a life. Here we’ll discuss the fourth step, building better teams.

Dustin Cole - July 25, 2018
On Balance Legal Ethics

An Honest Audit Leads to a Brighter Future

There are myriad reasons to run an efficient, sound, organized law practice. Here are two great ones, from an ethics standpoint: First, it helps lawyers avoid making the costly errors that lead to ethics trouble. Second, when lawyers receive a ...

Megan Zavieh - June 13, 2018

Law Firms Likely to Change Policies in Light of Salary Disclosure Laws

We appear to have reached the tipping point with regard to whether employers can ask job seekers about their current compensation. In addition to the various jurisdictions that have passed legislation prohibiting such inquiries, many companies, ...

Steve Nelson - June 11, 2018

Five Steps to Increase Esprit de Corps in Your Law Firm

In French, esprit de corps means “spirit of the group.” It refers to the camaraderie that inspires each individual to work toward the group's shared success. Esprit de corps is the heart of a healthy law firm — it represents the passion, support ...

Elizabeth Ferris - June 1, 2018
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The Profitable Benefits of Legal Project Management

Legal Project Management (LPM). It’s a buzzword you hear a lot in the legal industry as the “next big thing.” In fact, managing a matter as a lawyer is as old as the profession itself. What’s different now are the tools available to manage your ...

Scott Clasen - May 4, 2018

Don’t Compete for Attention

It’s highly unlikely that your law practice is anywhere near as noisy and chaotic as Times Square. Quite the contrary: When you go to meetings, or present to groups of lawyers or potential clients, the space is relatively calm and quiet. Most ...

Chris Graham - March 12, 2018
work-life balance and managing your law firm

Why Lawyers Really Struggle for Work-Life Balance

The path to better work-life balance starts with refusing to accept “this is the way we’ve always done it, ” or “that's just what it takes to have a successful practice.” It starts with asking: “How can we do things differently so I can have my ...

Dustin Cole - February 28, 2018

No Immunity: Sexual Harassment and the Legal Industry

As members of a conservative industry that — literally — wrote the rule book on sexual harassment, law firms need to be ready for a day of reckoning that seems inescapable. Right now, the focus is still largely on Hollywood, mass media, Wall ...

John Hellerman - February 22, 2018