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Take-Aways from LegalTech New York

Last week, we asked a handful of legal technologists to be our reporters at LegalTech New York. The scoop? Cybersecurity topped the hot topics list (made hotter still with news that another big health-care company had been breached). But ...

The Editors - February 12, 2015

Back to School for Your Law Practice! Fall Conferences

You just can't avoid talk of school this time of year. It seems everyone is scurrying along on a scavenger hunt for essential supplies and first-day fashions, or losing sleep over what our "babies" will need in the dorm room. It's all about ...

The Editors - August 23, 2013
Attorney at Work Friday Five

Legal Management Tips for Changing Times

You never stop learning. And with so many big conferences this time of year, there's no shortage of opportunities. This week the Association of Legal Administrators held its 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition, covering a wide ...

Lorri Salyards - April 19, 2013

Conference-Palooza: They Didn’t Teach This Stuff in Law School

It's that time of year—conference season! So for this week's Friday Five, we're checking out the "coming events" that promise to put a polish on your practice management know-how. There are so many conferences we want to attend, our virtual ...

Joan Feldman - February 15, 2013
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Give an Associate a Fish?

Sometimes it just seems like you can’t get a break, doesn’t it? The network’s down, you just received your third nuisance filing this week from opposing counsel … and you’d think an associate could draft a simple brief without ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - October 22, 2012
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Overcome the Ennui of CLE (and Get What You Need)

As lawyers we’re required to do CLEs every year. (Groan.) My experience has taught me that Sean Carter was right when he said that CLEs are really CLAs—"Continuing Legal Attendance." You get credit just for showing up—no one really cares if you ...

Ruth Carter - August 6, 2012

Summer Reading, Heat Wave Edition

At last, it's a nice long summer holiday break! With triple-digit temperatures the norm, there's no better time to pour a nice tall cool one, put your feet up in a shady spot and take a bite out of your summer reading list. Don't have a list? ...

The Editors - July 5, 2012

Supervising Other Lawyers: The Essentials

Most lawyers eventually supervise other lawyers. How you handle this new responsibility can make all the difference in the quality of work you get and in your relationship with lawyers you may work with your whole life. Here are some tips on ...

Richard Hunt - April 5, 2012

Heading Back to Work, Part 1: Preparing for Re-entry

If you have been away from the workplace for an extended period of time, re-entering the job market can feel overwhelming, even frightening. People returning to work normally experience myriad emotions, both positive and not so positive. It is ...

Marcia Pennington Shannon - February 21, 2012

How to Remember Names (Really)

While forgetting names is not the worst thing you can do socially, conversely, remembering names is one of the best. It eases social situations, sets you apart from the other bumbling schlubs, lets your companion know that they had a positive ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - January 23, 2012