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Practice Skills

Nothing But the Ruth

Top Podcasting Tips for Lawyers

Having a podcast is a great way to differentiate yourself from other professionals, to display your expertise on a subject and to connect with other people. I’ve had the pleasure of being a guest on three podcasts. It’s a lot of fun to record a ...

Ruth Carter - December 13, 2011

Getting Your Words In Order

It's true, writing is a lawyer’s primary tool and a great source of pride and identity. But isn’t it also true that once in a while a teensy-weensy wisp of doubt creeps in? In the grip of writer's block, you fixate on memories of those ...

The Editors - September 23, 2011
T-Rex with open mouth Otto Sorts

Say What?

I got an email from one of the younger partners the other day and, frankly, I couldn’t figure it out: “snicker77: why not? @fiddle @sweaterneck @sideways = Curmudgeon?” Upon investigation, I learned that he had pasted a “tweet” into ...

Otto Sorts - June 2, 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

The Fear Worse Than Death

If you’re like most people, learning that you have to speak to a big group is the closest you ever come to peeing your pants. Yes, there are a few who just seem to thrive on it. But they’re rare. And they aren’t us, right? So, since we know ...

The Editors - April 1, 2011
Woman and Man with tech in background

The Importance of Being Trained

It's important—vitally important—to understand the full capabilities of the software used in your practice, even if you don't actually use it yourself. That means you need to know the "what" even if you never learn the "how." Otherwise, you’ll ...

Vivian Manning - March 30, 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