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Question All Assumptions

It’s Friday again, which means it’s time to take five. Here are five items from the past week that strike us as particularly useful—or entertaining. From the Department of Very Cool. It’s a tiny credit-card reader called Square that plugs ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - January 14, 2011
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Make Meetings Count

“What’s going on in your day today, dear?” “Oh, nothing. Just a bunch of meetings.” Exactly. That’s how most of us feel about meetings. You get together and do nothing. I once knew a managing partner who routinely counted heads and multiplied ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - January 13, 2011

Five Tips for Getting Writing Right

Poor writing skills can turn off potential clients and others, whether it's in an e-mail message or a formal proposal. It doesn’t matter if you’re the best lawyer for the job because people do draw conclusions based on the quality of your ...

Steven Taylor - January 12, 2011

Developing an Online Research Workflow: First Step, Google Reader

How do you get your online research under control when there's just so much to find, read and capture? Tom Mighell manages his online research with a system of quick steps that you can put to work in your practice, too. The process involves ...

Tom Mighell - January 11, 2011

Practice Safe Texting

When it comes to texting, you may not be in the same league as teens, but as texting becomes more and more a part of our lives, the inevitable has started to happen: Overuse injuries—carpal tunnel, eye strain, and neck and back pain. Here are ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - January 6, 2011

Being Kind

At Attorney at Work, we propose that 2011 is the year to explore kindness as a universal business principle. Acts of kindness not only bind clients and colleagues to you, they can be the key to improving employee (and practice) performance. ...

The Editors - December 29, 2010

Get Up Early to Foil Holiday Pounds

There’s no way to avoid it: holiday parties with goodies loaded with sugar, fat and calories. Even the uber-disciplined may find themselves a few pounds heavier at this time of year. But now, according to a new study, there is a smart, simple ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - December 17, 2010
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Control Yourself

Are you making yourself sick just trying to keep focused on the work at hand and not click over to Facebook to check on your “friends?” Struggling with the guilt you feel two hours after googling a single address, once you realize that you’ve ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - December 16, 2010

Beyond Breaking the Ice

You already know how to break the ice. You want to surpass the small talk, to get to know the other person. And if that person is a potential client, you hope a genuine and compelling conversation will cultivate a relationship and perhaps lead ...

Steven Taylor - December 14, 2010
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Calming Down an Angry Client

You know the scenario. It’s the end of the day. The phone rings and you pick it up knowing you really shouldn't. You should just let it go to voicemail, pack up your laptop and go home. “What the bleep is this?” are the first words you ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - December 13, 2010