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First, Figure Out Your Billing Strategy

When I started my own commercial litigation boutique last year, I gave serious thought to abandoning the much-maligned billable hour. After all, we all know the criticisms: The billable hour rewards inefficiency, places the lawyer’s interests at ...

John H. Snyder - September 8, 2011
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LinkedIn Jobs: If You Post It, They Will Come

I just hired a great new employee using LinkedIn Jobs. It turned out to be an incredibly easy and effective way to identify good candidates and fill the position with a minimum of effort. Deciding between candidates was the only tough part of ...

Vivian Manning - August 29, 2011
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Laffy Taffy or Hershey Kiss?

Innovation is the cornerstone of our economy. Finding new ways to do things, unique things to sell and better ways to sell them—that’s what it's all about. How does this apply to your law practice?

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - August 24, 2011
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Are You an Entrepreneurial Attorney?

Even though you went to law school and have spent your career so far practicing law, the truth is, you actually run your own small business—regardless of the size of your firm. And while you may like to think of your practice as a runs-itself ...

Mike O'Horo - August 23, 2011

Now for Something Completely Different

Have you noticed that nearly everyone who writes about the legal profession and practice management these days seems fixated on innovation? Either that or leadership—but mostly innovation. Here’s our theory: When people start talking about ...

The Editors - August 19, 2011

Ditch the “I Didn’t Get it Done Today” Blues

What happens if you have three important things to get done today and only two hours open on your calendar? How do you avoid feeling frustrated at the end of the day because you didn’t “finish” that motion, or your pre-bills or that amendment? ...

Bill Jawitz - August 8, 2011
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The Joys of join.me

Let's say you have a meeting scheduled with your client to review an important time-sensitive document. Moments before, your client calls to cancel because she's caught at home during a snowstorm. At one time, you would have had no choice but to ...

Vivian Manning - August 4, 2011

What Can a Marketing Assistant Do for You?

How much time do you spend each week working on client development? An hour? Thirty minutes? Or no time at all?  Finding the time to cultivate clients and referral sources during your work week is difficult. For one thing, your substantive work ...

Shawn McNalis - August 2, 2011

They’ve Got Something to Say

Every few weeks we try to catch up with our Attorney at Work Advisors—a sometimes difficult task with these hardworking superstars! But some of them are well-known bloggers, so for this week’s Friday Five we’re recommending that you ...

The Editors - July 29, 2011

Be Your Brand on a Smartphone, Too

A huge percentage of your audience—whether prospective clients, your referral network or prospective employees—now view your firm website via a smartphone screen. In fact, by 2013, mobile web usage will be more common than any other medium. That ...

Jeffrey Morgan - July 28, 2011