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When you are a new lawyer, it seems any client should be welcomed with open arms. More mature lawyers know that’s not necessarily so. Which brings me to a friend of mine who used to practice law in Columbia, SC, and his New Year’s ritual ...Simon Chester - January 4, 2011
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
Don’t be the victim. Scammers have become more brazen in their attempts to lull unsuspecting lawyers into trusting them, and bad check frauds targeting lawyers are on the rise. But you don’t have to let it happen to you. Learn how to ...Sheila Blackford - December 19, 2010
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
You’re overbooked, overworked and overwhelmed. You need help from an associate or two, or perhaps a team of lawyers. You need to delegate. Here are a few key things to keep in mind.Steven Taylor - December 6, 2010
Do you have a tech-savvy friend who always seems to know things days before everyone else? RSS readers, whether web-based like Google Reader or application-based, allow us to consume the exact information we want, faster. Here are tips on what ...Steve Matthews - December 6, 2010
Well, you’re right. It does require quite a feat of mental gymnastics to picture comedian Chris Rock at home in the practice of law. But he uses a technique that most lawyers could profit by using, too. In Rock’s world, the ...Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - March 19, 2010