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Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work

By | Jun.23.17 | No Comments

There are particular personality traits that make us good lawyers. For example, most lawyers are professional pessimists, able to spot the possible catastrophes in a transaction and anticipate a wide range of problems in any …Continue reading »


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Under Pressure: Five Insights on the Evolving In-House Counsel Role

By | Jun.16.17 | 1 Comment

It’s difficult to attend any legal conference these days without hearing about technology and change, but it’s refreshing to discuss these topics with people who actually do the work. Recently, I moderated a panel for …Continue reading »


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Five Things to Ask Before You Say Yes to a Speaking Gig

By | Jun.09.17 | 1 Comment

Most professionals have a complicated relationship with public speaking — particularly if it is a good business development opportunity. On the one hand, you’re pretty sure you want this gig. It could be the start of …Continue reading »


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Five Questions for Enterprising Lawyers

By | Jun.02.17 | No Comments

Recently Attorney at Work caught up with three innovative lawyers — all speakers at this spring’s Lawyernomics conference, hosted by Avvo — for their thoughts on what it means to run a law practice like a business, …Continue reading »


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How to Win the War for Lateral Talent

By | May.26.17 | No Comments

Hiring lateral partners and groups is a key component of success in today’s competitive law firm market. And while large firms get all the headlines for key coups, smaller firms have both more to gain …Continue reading »


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Five Tips to Improve Back-Office Processes

By | May.19.17 | No Comments

Are you contemplating streamlining, centralizing or outsourcing some or all of your law firm’s back-office functions? It’s an idea worth exploring. Improving basic processes and using the right technology can help you and your staff …Continue reading »


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Five Bespoke Handbags that Scream Power Player

By | May.05.17 | No Comments

A brilliantly designed handbag is a shield, a satchel and a work of art. When you walk into a meeting and set it on the table, a gorgeously appointed bespoke purse speaks in a strong, proud …Continue reading »


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A Solo’s Tips on Balancing Client Calls and Personal Time

By | Apr.14.17 | 3 Comments

If you’re a solo practitioner or in a small law firm, you are likely a slave to your smartphone, making sure clients can always reach you. As managing partner at a small firm, I found …Continue reading »


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Five Tips on Hiring an SEO Firm for Your Law Practice

By | Mar.31.17 | 3 Comments

While there are infinite ways to spend money marketing your law firm, only some will deliver the right return on investment. In my experience, especially in today’s digital marketing environment, working with the right search …Continue reading »


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Order Whisky for Your Boss — Like a Boss

By | Mar.17.17 | No Comments

You’re at a conference with the senior partner you want to impress. You’re meeting in the hotel bar, a swanky old-school joint. Lots of wood and brass. You’re both just supposed to go over the …Continue reading »