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Time to Waste

Oh, come on. It’s almost Labor Day weekend and nothing’s going anywhere today. So you can either put your feet up on your desk and blatantly loaf … or you can do what we’re doing. Put your head down, huddle up to the computer and pretend ...

The Editors - September 2, 2011

The Long-Distance Job Search for Lawyers, Part One

Finding a new job is hard enough when you are looking in your own backyard, but the difficulty level increases when you are job hunting from states away. It may be easier, of course, if you are heading back to a place you once lived or if you ...

Wendy Werner - September 1, 2011

Give Final Documents a Good Scrubbing

You've spent hours working on that court filing or contract, getting everyone's feedback (electronically and otherwise) and polishing your prose. Before you attach that Microsoft Word file to an outgoing email to your client or co-counsel, ...

Deborah Savadra - August 31, 2011
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Your Business Development Marching Orders

So you passed the bar. CONGRATULATIONS! Now you are a real lawyer. After the pain and torment of law school and the nerve-jangling business of studying for the bar, you’d think this would be a good time to relax and regroup—and ease slowly into ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - August 30, 2011
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LinkedIn Jobs: If You Post It, They Will Come

I just hired a great new employee using LinkedIn Jobs. It turned out to be an incredibly easy and effective way to identify good candidates and fill the position with a minimum of effort. Deciding between candidates was the only tough part of ...

Vivian Manning - August 29, 2011

Please Don’t Irritate the Editor

Want to build your law practice? Then the first thing you want to do is get a little bit famous. And one route to fame is getting your byline in print and pixels. To all who just muttered, “Yeah, but that’s nearly impossible,” oh no, it isn’t! ...

Joan Feldman - August 25, 2011
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Laffy Taffy or Hershey Kiss?

Innovation is the cornerstone of our economy. Finding new ways to do things, unique things to sell and better ways to sell them—that’s what it's all about. How does this apply to your law practice?

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - August 24, 2011
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Are You an Entrepreneurial Attorney?

Even though you went to law school and have spent your career so far practicing law, the truth is, you actually run your own small business—regardless of the size of your firm. And while you may like to think of your practice as a runs-itself ...

Mike O'Horo - August 23, 2011

Picture Yourself in Video

You probably aren't surprised to hear that Americans now spend more time online than they do watching television. But would you guess that 85.6 percent of the U.S. Internet audience viewed at least one online video in the month of June 2011 ...

Bob Weiss - August 18, 2011

Can I Say That? Part Three

What do you say when people ask you what you do? And can you say it in a way that doesn’t alarm the ethics police? In this third installment in his marketing ethics series, Will Hornsby explains some of the stickier points of networking, ...

William Hornsby - August 17, 2011