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Revive Your Law School Study Group

Today’s idea, especially for small-firm lawyers, is this: revive your law school study groups. Not literally—your original classmates have long since moved on to other practices and careers. But set up a private study group with between five and ...

Jordan Furlong - May 23, 2011

Music to Your Ears

Could you stand to add little more melody to your daily life? Well, if you aren’t already taking advantage of the very wide world of Internet music to modulate your mood and power your productivity, then it’s time you learned a few dance ...

The Editors - May 20, 2011
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How Is Your Image?

Quick: Who’s the top personal injury lawyer in your town? Criminal defense? The high-profile lawyers who spring to mind have developed an image, or personal brand if you will, to connect their name to their practice in the mind of the public. ...

Theda C. Snyder - May 16, 2011

Feeling a Little List-less?

It’s Friday! If you’re anything like us, you have a long list of must-do’s and want-to-do’s for the coming weekend. Before you ease on out the office door and start checking things off that list, take a peek at this ...

The Editors - May 13, 2011

It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid!

What a strange time to be a lawyer, and worse yet, to be in law school. I suspect that many law students are beginning to feel they are earning a degree in sheepherding, or buggy whip manufacturing. It’s not just the economy. That would be ...

Bruce W. Marcus - May 12, 2011

Four Things Your Assistant Can Do Better

If you share an assistant with two or more lawyers, he probably stays pretty busy. To prevent backlogs and priority conflicts, your assistant must become increasingly efficient to handle the workload. Think of the Japanese Kaizen philosophy. If ...

Deborah Savadra - May 11, 2011

Knock Out Burnout!

Does your old friend adrenalin no longer give you the burst of energy and focus you need? Is it not only that you aren’t motivated, but that you don’t care that you’re not motivated? Do you feel apathy and inertia oozing into every cell? Burnout ...

Sheila Blackford - May 9, 2011

Good For You

Even Ironman needs a little maintenance. So today’s Friday Five offers a handful of basic suggestions for ways you can keep things tuned up and running great. If not for yourself, for your clients and your family. It’s important. 1. Nutrition. ...

The Editors - May 6, 2011

How to Behave at an Event

Do you view networking as a necessary evil? Do you get tongue-tied at cocktail parties? Does making small talk at conferences rate somewhere between vacuuming the car and sitting in the front row of a heavy metal concert? Do we have some tips ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - May 5, 2011

Job Interviews: A Tale of Two Questions

Really, there are only two kinds of questions in any job interview. All questions will fall into either the “can” category, or the “will” category. Knowing this can help you better prepare for the interview, stay calm under pressure and, ...

Wendy Werner - May 3, 2011